A letter to Helen on her 50th

To my dearest, darlingest most Helenest of Helens, Today is your 50th birthday. Today marks the 2nd anniversary of the last of your birthdays I will ever share with you. For 29 years, I would go to wherever you were to share your birthday – all except the one you spent OS and I was unable to join you because … Read More

Another post-loss first – Helen’s Birthday weekend without her

As many know who follow this blog, my best friend of 30 years, Helen Petrou, passed away last year in August, after a brief, final fight with cancer. As anyone knows who has gone through a significant loss, the year following a loved one’s death is full of horrible firsts, firsts that bring their own fresh round of welling sadness … Read More