Stable: “adj. Resistant to change of position or condition; not easily moved or disturbed.” Stable: “adj. Maintaining equilibrium; self-restoring.” Stable: “adj. Consistently dependable; steadfast of purpose.” Stable: “adj. Not subject to mental illness or irrationality” (Wordnik). I never thought stable, in any of its definitions, would describe me. Yet, it is exactly the word my [...]

By |2016-10-13T17:08:45-04:00January 8th, 2015|Grieving, Just Life, Thursday Quote|0 Comments

Thursday Quote: Personal Battles to Unique Stories

Several events over the last couple of years, including the death of Patrick, have really rocked my view of the people of the world. Each time one of these events occurs, the thought that sticks out in my brain is, "Be kind; everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle." (Side note: interestingly, this quote is attributed [...]

By |2016-10-13T17:09:03-04:00November 13th, 2014|Grieving, Thursday Quote, TTC After Loss|0 Comments

On Failing and Flailing (a sort of Thursday Quote)

A few weeks ago I was writing an article on coping—more specifically on how sometimes coping feels like a failure in coping. After I was finished, I remembered that I’d written a piece years ago (2006 to be exact) on what I dubbed “failing and flailing.” I found the piece in my archives and considered [...]

By |2016-10-13T17:09:27-04:00September 11th, 2014|Just Life, Thursday Quote|0 Comments

Thursday Quote: The Greater Risk

Risk and failure have been on my mind this week, so I chose a quote on risk to feature today. Maybe I'll talk about failure next week. This quote is from Time Remembered by Earl Grollman. I first read it in Empty Arms: Coping with Miscarriage, Stillbirth and Infant Death by Sherokee Isle. Lloyd took this photograph [...]

By |2016-10-13T17:09:28-04:00August 28th, 2014|Thursday Quote|0 Comments

Redefining Just Me (A Sort of Thursday Quote)

A week ago I wrote about blossoms and thriving and how I've had to redefine so many words and ideas for myself since Patrick died. This week I've been continuing to think about redefining, but in a much more personal sense--trying to figure out who I am now, what parts of me are the same [...]

By |2016-10-13T17:09:35-04:00August 21st, 2014|Grieving, Just Life, Our Story, Thursday Quote|0 Comments

Blossoms (A Sort of Thursday Quote)

I wrote this piece on June 30, 2014, and have held onto it. I'm pulling it out today for a couple of reasons. First, I need a reminder of how this journey progresses--slowly, with a lot of bumps and unknowns and without realizing there's been progress. Also, though, I think right now it is especially [...]

By |2016-10-13T17:09:35-04:00August 14th, 2014|Grieving, Patrick, Thursday Quote|0 Comments

Thursday Quote: The Flapper Post-It

Today's Thursday Quote is taking a bit of a different spin--kind of throw-back Thursday, but also sticking with the Post-it theme for Post-its for Patrick. Remember me saying that I don't remember who left the first Post-it, or what the first Post-it was? I do remember some, though, that are the Post-its from the early [...]

By |2017-03-20T17:10:01-04:00July 31st, 2014|PostItsForPatrick, Thursday Quote|0 Comments
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