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Jen

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my prince charming

We shall not cease from exploration And the end of all our exploring Will be to arrive where we started And know the place for the first time. ― T.S. Eliot     Driving on a winding road in…

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motherless daughter?

That first Mother’s Day after my mom died? I think I spent it in bed and definitely not on Facebook. I just wanted to get through those 24 hours. Mom died April 10, 2011 and I had already bought…

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another day in boy momdom

LinkedIn. Where we craft our professional persona, right? Well, here is how I recently began an email to a networking recommendation:   Dear Beth, Last week my son came home from a day of boy pack marauding wearing a…

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an ojo feary tale: part one

Dave, my host at my first night’s lodging in Ojo Caliente, guided me from the moment I crossed into New Mexico. He had warned GPS was unreliable and with a pretty big mountain thunderstorm underway and after 13 hours…

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jennifer juniper

I didn’t expect my grief for my dad and my mom to be so different from one another.  Feeling a connection to mom has been easier, perhaps because we are/were so much alike? I can’t yet talk about Dad…

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moonlight

Last night the moon woke me up. I opened the bamboo shades and my bedroom was filled with her light. Whereas the sun energizes me to move outward, the moon coaxes me inward.  Recently two opportunities arose to speak with…

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celebrating dad

Friends and family have asked me to share the remarks I made at Dad’s funeral mass. Welcome. Thank you for coming to celebrate Dad, Grandpa, Uncle Bob, Bob, Robert, Bobby Jo, Bobo, Big Blind Bob. When the hospice nurse…