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By Sherrie Ann Cassel By Sherrie Ann Cassel I have some of my son's clothing. Many of his shirts still smell like he did, Axe body wash, Tide, and wine scented cigars. Those scents are conscious and deliberate, unlike when he smelled like Johnson's baby lotion, Apple juice and pureed carrots. That comparison stings. I … Continue reading Legitimate Grief
Today my son would have been 36.
Yucca Valley sunset, July 30, 2019, Sherrie Ann Cassel
https://tinybuddha.com/blog/be-positive-isnt-best-advice-youre-down/?fbclid=IwAR091uODZ-xOLUR12bCOjslBy7U8IXqgqWRx9-GoghFypPGG9Q2ib2u4rNQ Click on link above. I have always been the kind of person who strove to be positive; sometimes I even make myself sick. We are socialized to be the kind of people who have survived our personality construction, e.g. a mom with an unfulfilled dream to have been a cheerleader producing a daughter with … Continue reading This is brilliant and compassionate writing
By Sherrie Ann Cassel When someone disappoints us, it can hurt. If someone continually disappoints us, the pain can become a deep wound that festers for the rest of our days -- if intervention is not sought. I was speaking with a member of my family this morning, and in less than one paragraph, I … Continue reading Make a wish
By Sherrie Cassel Photography: Black Wood / Dirty Hands - Charcoal Sellers in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, 2019 Navigating the grief process takes work. There will be revolving cycles in the grief process, and grievers will have an initial time of visceral pain -- and it's hell while you're in it. The first year is for … Continue reading Grit
By Sherrie Ann Cassel Jeff Mitchum, 2019 I am learning the different weather patterns in our desert town. San Diego was pretty consistently, well, perfect. I’m rediscovering myself and renewing my faith and hope in this beautiful area. My husband and I love to see the way the mountains look at different times of day. … Continue reading Into every life a little rain must fall
By Sherrie Ann Cassel Google images 2019 This page is about grief. I have lost a son, flesh of my flesh, bone of my bone, my heart and my soul, my only child, and I will navigate the grief process for the rest of my life. But certainly, there are other losses too, e.g. losing … Continue reading The Old Gray Mare
Google images, 2019 For my American counterparts -- this day is symbolic of so many things, some we patriotically take pride in, and some, we don't discuss on festive days, in order that we may have them. I just wanted to offer the fact that every thing is a double-edged sword whether or not you … Continue reading The Red, the White, and the Blues