Sunday Update: Grief

photo by Becky McCray

photo by Becky McCray

I made a commitment to myself that I’d talk to you each Sunday about my journey to health.  Last week was probably the hardest week of my life as I mourn the death of my mom.

I’m still trying to follow some basic tenants:

walk more

eat less

That’s it.  Each day up and out is just a little better.  Until that wave of grief washes over me and I have to sit down.  So I sit, and shed a tear and then get back up.  I’m trying to walk, but my stupid knee is out again.  I’ll keep moving.  It helps.

Eat less – actually, not quite as hungry anymore.  Sticking with meat and veggies.  As much as a I can.

Look – I know this post is discombobulated, and not my best for sure — but I’m here.  Right here.  In the midst of it all, trying to do my best.

And today, that’s enough.


  1. Beth Ann Chiles on August 23, 2015 at 11:12 am

    You are doing just fine. Grief is like that. It washes over and though you and as you know it is best to just allow those things to happen. It is part of the process and you are doing just fine, my friend. You are in my thoughts and will continue to be. Take each moment as it comes and savor the memories when they come as well.

  2. Joe Cheray on August 23, 2015 at 8:44 pm

    You don’t have to explain your grief processes my friend. We’re here for you no matter what.

  3. deb on August 24, 2015 at 12:18 am

    Thank you ladies — Joe, it helps me to move through it and you know that I hope my words may be able to help someone else. And THANK YOU for being here, not matter what.

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