The longevity of grief

4 Sep

I wrote two pieces for Pediatric Cancer Awareness month (that’s this month, by the way). The first was published on HuffPost yesterday morning. My heart still aches for that poor whale.

What The Death Of My Daughter Is Teaching Me About Grief

On July 24 , an orca named Tahlequah (also known as J35) gave birth to a calf that lived for less than an hour. Afterward, Tahlequah carried or pushed her dead calf nearly a thousand miles over 17 days, finally dropping it on Aug.

One Reply to “The longevity of grief”

  1. I read your beautiful story about the whale, her loss and your loss too. I’m so sorry that you lost your beautiful special daughter too. It’s not normal to lose your child and you never stop thinking about them, missing them and you don’t move on. You just try to cope and act normal again. Grief is an emotion they don’t talk or tell you about, and it never leaves you for long. I lost my son and I struggle each and everyday and it’s been over 10 years. I felt a sense of understanding in your article and I wanted you to know how much I needed that and I will look forward to reading more from you in the future. You truly touched my heart and I thank you.

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