What did you do with today?

Mother’s Day, a Once a Year Tradition.

Anne always hated Mother’s Day. She didn’t like the idea of it. “Why should we celebrate mother’s one day out of the year, isn’t it a 365 day job? We should celebrate it every day,” she would tell me. Today, I am glad it only comes once a year. For the last 2 years, I…

Throwing rocks at the sun

Through Living we Remember

6 months have passed. 6 months that I felt would never pass yet 6 months that passed in an instant. Time has never felt more uncertain. I feel as if I am a recovering stroke victim. It wasn’t ischemia in a vessel in my brain but a schism in the nexus of my soul which…

Getting by on top of a mountain

3 Months Out

It has been 3 months since Anne passed away. The kids and I continue to have good and bad days. It feels as if the bad days are getting a little further apart, and the good days are less muted. I have thought about writing something on Sixintheworld, but I didn’t want to do it…

Anne is on to her next big adventure

Celebrating an Amazing Lady

It has been two weeks and I would like to say that the pain is less, but the opposite continues to be true. I am afraid that will be the case for a little while and will be part of our family’s journey. Through the pain we were able to have 2 memorial services which…

Somewhere in the middle of Argentina

Five in the World, One in Heaven

I am saddened to say that at 10:30 today Anne passed away. It was a relief to see her free of the suffering she has been going through over the last 2 years but my heart and being is split in two as she goes on to a better place. I will write a much…

Who looks the most like mom?

A New Normal

You know that friend you want to talk to but haven’t for years. As each year goes past, it becomes harder and harder to reach out. That is what has happened with this blog. I have wanted to write something for a while but haven’t because: we don’t have certainty, we don’t want to share…

Anne shaving her head

Embracing the Extraordinary

I’ve always craved extraordinary experiences and through diligence and luck I’ve managed to pepper my life with them. I attended extraordinary schools, married an extraordinary man, gave birth to four extraordinary children, ghostwrote a few books (I won’t claim they’re extraordinary) while chasing those children, lived in extraordinary places, and traveled the world first in…