Author: Abigail Carter

Shying Away From Another 9/11 Anniversary

Another 9/11 Anniversary is upon us and I can’t decide how I feel about it. The truth is, I feel nothing. Dread perhaps, if anything.

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Grinch or Grief Elf?

You’d think I’d know better, but “the season” still arrives with an emotional wallop, even after all these years.

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Make Some Noise for Our Graduate

In the frenzy leading up to the big day, I was told breathlessly, barely 12 hours before the event that I had to get a lei and maracas. A Lei? Maracas? Had high school graduations changed that much or was this some American tradition I wasn’t aware of?

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SWF Widow Seeks New Love

I had to admit that I was lonely for companionship, plus my kids begged me regularly to have a “new” daddy. I think though, that my biggest motivator towards rushing fate was my determination not to waste a moment of my life. If Arron’s death had taught me anything it was that there wasn’t time to sit around waiting for life to happen to me.

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An Unintentional Life

Ten years after losing her husband in the 9/11 attacks, guest author Abigail Carter looks at the many ways her life has changed. She shares how she and her children have created a a new and wonderful life together, a life that may have seemed impossible when she first lost her husband.

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Every day is Father’s Day

Next Sunday will be the eight Father’s Day since the death of guest writer Abigail Carter’s husband, and father of their two children. She reflects on what the day meant before his death, immediately after, and now, 8 years later.

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