Robbie Miller Kaplan's Blog – May 2011 Archive (2)

In memory of poppies

Every Memorial Day, I look for red poppies; the crepe paper variety, sold by veterans. I usually find mine outside a grocery store. And I wear it all day.



The poppies evoke such a special time in my life that I usually find a visible place to display them long after the holiday. And when I see one around the house, it brings back vivid memories of my father and the Memorial Days we shared while I was a little girl.



My dad was a veteran of…

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Added by Robbie Miller Kaplan on May 16, 2011 at 8:00am — 2 Comments

Finding joy without mom

My mom and I were extremely close and talked about everything. But we never discussed how I was going to live my life without her. This became abundantly clear in the weeks and months that followed her death; confident and sure-footed me was completely lost.

 

I couldn’t have imagined all those years ago that I would find joy without her, but I have. She wouldn’t have wanted her death to sap the pleasure from my days and thankfully, it hasn’t.

 

The mourning…

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Added by Robbie Miller Kaplan on May 2, 2011 at 8:00am — 10 Comments

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