Imagine me, a blogger. I’m over 60 now, and I confess that I still sometimes call an email a text message … I have to remind myself that you “tweet” not “twitter” … and I only “do” facebook so that I can watch my friends’ grandchildren grow up …
But I’m also an extrovert, getting energy from interactions with others and feeling a strong sense of accomplishment when those interactions enrich others’ lives as they do my own. The rapid evolution of social media has provided new channels for such exchanges and, for me, it is the death of my youngest daughter, Emma, in July 2011, that provides the motivation.
I’ve called my blog Wisps of Hope … In it I share things I’ve experienced and felt since that dark day over three years ago when Emma died – both the challenges, which are frequent, and the wisps of joy and hope, which do begin to weave back in … I share books and movies and articles and quotes and organizations that have mattered to me and to my network of friends and family. Here we go:
- 6 Steps To Survive The Holiday Season After Loss
- A beautiful tribute to my mom …
- The Light in Sheryl Sandberg’s Post on Grief
- Mothers – Know thy child!
- Thinking about Joe Biden on Father’s Day
- When you lose a loved one, take a cue from the Moon Jelly
- The Looming ‘Empty Nest’ – Someday They’ll Be Gone
- There’s more than one way to solve a jigsaw puzzle
- The Tides of Summer, Emma & Me
- Hope … on the Way to Faith?
- Grief is something you learn to carry … especially through the holidays