Because Moms Are Always Right
The kids and I had an amazing day with Emily’s mom on Sunday. We attended church, grabbed brunch, then enjoyed a matinee performance of The Nutcracker by the Nashville Ballet. Minus a couple moments of tears, it was one of the first days since Emily died where my grief felt manageable. I was able to…
Because I Asked Her On A Date
To say that Emily was the girl of my dreams is a severe understatement. So it’s no surprise our first official date was magical.
Because She Loved Games
Last night, the kids and I had dinner and played board games with some people from church. It was a lot of fun, and I think I laughed more than I have since Emily died. As I drove home, though, the tears started. I don’t even know what caused the waterfall, except maybe just the…
Because We Could Confide In Each Other
Earlier this week, a couple of friends invited me to grab lunch with them on Friday. I enjoyed the food and company, and I loved that I was able to mention Emily without it turning into a huge ordeal. After I left lunch, I started driving home. However, I sort of spaced out while I…
Because She Made Life Worth Living
Tonight I experienced a feeling I haven’t had in a long time. There may be a word for it, but I don’t know what it would be. The best way I could describe it is a mixture of apathy and dissociation, with a tiny bit of bitterness tossed in. At first, I thought maybe it…
Because I Remember Her All Too Well
Last night was one of those nights where I completely passed out as soon as I got the kids tucked into their beds. I netted 5 hours of sleep before I woke up for the first time, and it felt amazing. However, it also meant I dreamt. I don’t fully remember the dream at this…
Because She Enjoyed Cooking
I know this is going to sound ridiculous, but it’s the truth: Tonight is the first time I’ve cooked a full meal for the kids and I since Emily died. Now, don’t get me wrong, I have made sure the kids have three meals every single day. I have prepared simple breakfasts, packed their lunch…
Because She’ll Never Really Die
I started this blog to keep Emily alive. As long as we all keep sharing, she will never die.
Because I Have Regrets
I have a lot of regrets surrounding my own decisions, but not a single one of those regrets is because of Emily.
Because We Went To Hooters
Everything felt like it always did with Emily, and I just sat there enjoying the moment with her at a table inside Hooters.