September 13th

The day that forever altered my life. Every. Single. Day. I notice 9:13 a.m. and 9:13 p.m.

Jennifer Estes

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September 13, 2023, is right around the corner. The giant hole inside my chest, my soul, half my heart, reminds me. It aches with pain and it aches with emptiness.

Two years since you left my side. My brain is no longer in protection mode, at least I don’t think…

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Jennifer Estes

I am a widow, a mortician, a mom, and grandma. I write about grief, caregiving, substance use disorder, and the death care industry.