“No One Told Me My Mother Had Died”

To support the publication of Veronica’s Grave, May 9th, an article I wrote was published last week in Grief Healing: Voices of Experience.   Both the article and memoir werewritten in the hope of drawing awareness to the problem that children are often left to grieve the loss of a loved one alone. Such losses may be due to death, incarceration, or even divorce. I wanted to share this piece with you, for in an ideal world nochild would ever be left to grieve alone.

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Home is where the heart is

Home is where the heart is, home is where you long to be. So goes that old-time saying in which we find a good deal of truth.  For many of us, ‘home’ is our parents’ home, the place where we’ve spent our formative years, a place hopefully filled with endearing memories. For others, ‘home’ is the place they’ve created for themselves, possibly the very opposite of what they experienced growing up.

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