Sharing memories along with my grief journey
In which I share memories of my daughter as I learn to navigate this unpredictable, foreign land of grief.
I wrote this letter to my daughter on March 20, 2023, the first day of Spring. This is my second spring without her, and I still have more questions than answers.
This is the letter I wrote to Valerie on the first anniversary of the day she died. In some ways, losing her is even harder now, after a whole year of daily reminders of the impact of her death.
A very difficult day: the first Mother’s Day I had to spend without my daughter. This and every other holiday is now and forever changed.
A letter to my readers, introducing my blog, Dear Valerie: Remembering My Daughter.
Immortality, the Clare Harner poem, was a favorite of my daughter Valerie. I’ve also created a video, an illustrated reading of this poem, available now on YouTube.
This is the letter I wrote to Valerie on her birthday in 2022, only a few weeks after she died.