Author: Alisha Krukowski

Thanksgiving Was Her Holiday: Traditions after the loss of a mother

Thanksgiving was the favorite holiday of Author Alisha Krukowski’s mother. Her passing has changed the holiday, and the way her family celebrates it. They have all made some choices, changes, and compromises along the way and have slowly figured out what feels right for each of them, while still celebrating her mom in their hearts.

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I Love You, But I Hate the Choices You Made

Author Alisha Krukowski lost her cousin due to choices he made in the midst of his grief. She writes about how it took her a long time to come to terms with the fact that she could love her cousin, but hate his choices. In the end, an ugly death should not overshadow a beautiful life.

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Thinking of Mom on My Birthday

October 6th marked the 33nd anniversary of the day Author Alisha Krukowski’s mom saw the culmination of 9 months of waiting and hoping and sore feet and food cravings. She writes about having this revelation 3 years and 8 months after her mother’s death.

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Wedding Dress Shopping… With Dad

Beneath all of the sadness, there are some funny things that happen when people you love die, but sometimes it’s hard to see the humor right away. Author Alisha Krukowski shares one such story that took place as she shopped for wedding dresses soon after she lost her mother.

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Voicemails

After her mom died, author Alisha Krukwski realized that she didn’t have a single recording of her mom’s voice. She now saves too many voicemails, and talks about the “security blankets” we hang onto after we have lost someone.

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Fight Like a Girl

Heading into the Susan G. Komen 5k with tonsillitis, Author Alisha Krukowski looked around for inspiration and strength. She found it in survivors running the race, those in the fight cheering on the runners, and the spirit of her own mother, who taught Alisha to fight like a girl every day of her life.

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Mother’s Day, Minus Mom

When your Mom’s dead, Mother’s Day is a little…different. Author Alisha Krukowski talks about how she celebrates the day, and addresses the often awkward conversations with unknowing strangers who inquire about her Mother’s Day plans.

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Hello, Grief

When you’re grieving, you learn how to maintain your composure and get through each day. But sometimes, before you even see it coming, Grief shows up and changes everything. Author Alisha Krukowski writes about one such moment three years after her mother died, when waiting to pick a coworker up from the airport.

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When Someone You Love Loses Someone They Love

Author Alisha Krukowski talks about what “the right thing to do” is when someone you love loses someone they love.

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The Beauty of Falling Apart

Reflecting back on her mother’s memorial service, Alisha Krukowski talks about how often we try to “keep it together” for other people, or for ourselves, when all we really need to do is let go, and feel, and hurt, and crumble.

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