March 15, 2021

My dad passed away last Monday.

According to the calendar, it’s only been a week. Feels like much longer. A month. A year?

I went home to Wisconsin last week to be with my family. My brother flew in from New Hampshire.

My mom, brother and I were together in our grief bubble.

Now, I’m home. The home that I’ve made with my husband and our 3 kids.

In moments, the sun will rise. Little eyes will pop open. Little feet will make their way down the stairs.

The bubble will burst.

I don’t know how my grief fits into the life we’ve made. This is all new to me. In between snacks and drop offs. Tantrums and pick ups.

I will grieve.

One of my favorite authors, Glennon Doyle, says “Share from your scars, not your open wounds.”

My wound is still fresh. I can still feel the heartbeat.

I won’t share more on here yet. There is so much to work through. Complicated grief, as my mom calls it.

I will be back later this week or early next week with regular content. It’s what makes me happy – creating and writing about mom life and sharing home decor and fashion. It’s such a big part of who I am. And I know my Dad would have wanted me to get back to it…

  1. Ali says:

    Prayers and love to you and your family

    • Debbie says:

      I am sooo very sorry it will be 6 years on the 24th I lost my Dad and I miss him everyday. My heart goes out to you, cry, pray , get mad, then remember the great times ❤

  2. Maren says:

    I’m so sorry for the loss of your Dad. Sending love your way. As an aside, I see a lot of your middle daughter as well as your son in the picture of you when you’re little. 🙂

  3. Grieving Too says:

    I’m so sorry for your loss. I lost my beloved dad suddenly and unexpectedly 29 years ago when he was only 57. It was a devastating shock; I don’t think I’ve ever recovered from. As time goes on the pain isn’t as raw but the pain is still there. Every single day. Everyone grieves differently. For me, I have been walking around numb for 29 years. 29 years! Wishing you peace and comfort in the difficult days ahead.

  4. Jaana says:

    So sorry for your loss. Thinking of you!

  5. Carrie Murphy says:

    I’m so sorry, Suzanne. I’m keeping you + your family in my thoughts ????

  6. Debbie Welchert says:

    Sending you prayers.

  7. Taunya says:

    My condolences to you and your family. I lost my dad unexpectedly 1 month ago today. I hear things get better with time but so far it’s been pretty tough. I’ll look forward to your insights and hope we are both able to process our grief and get to a better place.

  8. LittleMama71 says:

    I am so sorry for your loss. God bless your Dad. Sending you love and light as you grieve


  9. Gabrielle says:

    I am so sorry about your Dad passing. I lost my Mom three years ago next month and it still feels like it was yesterday. You are in my thoughts and I send love to you and your family in this difficult and painful time.

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