Grieving multiple losses

A post dedicated to those who might be feeling confused and even overwhelmed as they struggle to the navigate the journey through grief following multiple losses.   Recently I attended a general memorial service at a church. This was primarily for those who had lost a loved one in the past 2 years, although others…

Breathless waiting

Faith, hope and grief  (a post for those interested in a Christian outlook) It’s Saturday. Yesterday was Good Friday, the day we commemorate the death of Jesus. Tomorrow is Sunday. The sun will rise and many millions of people around the world will celebrate Christ’s victorious rising from the dead. We will greet each other:…

Pax is 38 today! Happy Birthday!

Pax was born punctually on schedule on 3 January 1982 in Karachi, Pakistan (where I’d been teaching English with my first husband) Pax is 38 today. Hard to believe. I imagine he’s medium height, average build, still with that smile and somewhat cheeky eyes. But I don’t know for sure what an adult Pax looks like,…

A brown stroller, calamities and living: post surgery reflections

If you’ve been following my story, you will already know I’ve just had major surgery – total knee replacement. Between the natural recovery process, other health problems, and rather more painkillers than I am in the habit of taking, I haven’t had a whole of lot energy for doing, but have spent a lot of time reflecting.…