Robin, Camila's mom

  • Learning to Live with Sadness

    I know, as all of you know, what it feels like to be sad. I defined my new state after my daughter’s death as “learning to live with sadness.” I have learned…

  • My identity

    I remember being asked in group, “How has your identity changed since the death of your child?” Camila was my only child, and so, like many others, my identity as a…

    Anthem

      I have not written for awhile. Like all who have lost before me, I know now that surviving my girl gets harder for awhile before it gets…

    Our Dog, Andy

    One recent afternoon, I was softly crying and cuddling Camila’s dog, Andy, for comfort when the desire to talk to Camila swept over me. I couldn’t distract myself from my…

    Say Her Name

    Just after the holidays, I was briefly hospitalized. It was nothing too serious. I needed IV delivery of drugs to generate a quick cure. The night…