The Gift

Tom sent a gift for me from the other side of the veil on his birthday.

Photo by alan caishan on Unsplash

I arrived at the airport very early on the morning of June 3rd. Standing in the long security line, sleepy, with dark circles, and all the added wrinkles and gray hair from almost 9 months of widowhood, I finally get to the first checkpoint. The TSA officer stops the line at me and sends me over to the right, a new line. My…



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Jennifer Estes

I started writing about 2 years ago to cope with my struggles in life. I write about grief, caregiving, substance use disorder, and the death care industry.