Wednesday, March 6, 2019

The first year after my father's death, the second year, the third, and time goes on


I was still modeling, but I was grieving also.


From my journal on my father’s death and that first year. I can be certain that in year two, three, five and...the carrying of carrying on is still carried. The pack of unsaid words, moments of wish-you-were-here, the wondering of whys, the new hellos, the signs and symbols of what was, the thankfulness of knowing what was, the discoveries, the memory, the honor and pride runs in you, it grows, it grows you, your heart, while carrying them on



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Friday, March 1, 2019

Podcast on grief and heirlooms: Dad's voicemails



This episode features my father's voicemails. While grieving, hearing my father's voice has helped me find solace. Yes, it is hard sometimes to listen to them, but also I get to be in his day again...for a few minutes...and it's been important toward making peace with how he died to hear him alive.

When there isn't a goodbye, it helps as though his last voicemails...are his last words.


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Podcast on grief and heirlooms: Dad's rings

On this podcast episode I mention modeling and the Apple store, I share a part of the special meaning behind my father's rings.




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Podcast on grief and heirlooms: Dad's sports jacket




This episode is about my father's sports jacket. 

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My latest quotes on grief and heirlooms




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Friday, February 15, 2019

Thoughts on grief, remembrance and heirlooms

More quotes and thoughts on grief, healing and heirlooms can be found at my website www.isobellajade.com or by visiting www.8Heirlooms.com 

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I hope these thoughts touch your heart.

-Isobella









A new podcast on heirlooms is up


This is my father's pocketknife I found in his car after he died. It reminded me of being 12 years old when he gave me his old pocketknife back then, and the meaning of the memory it holds.




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Sometimes the gift doesn't sparkle or shine, sometimes it holds the hope that things will get better. 
--Pocketknife podcast narrative.

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Where does time go while grieving

After my father passed away time changed, for a long time it felt slow--marked by what happened before and after. And this reads how I had felt in those early months and years. Sometimes I still can't believe it, and sigh into the knowing that he is gone, as another year turns.

It's easy to know how long as my son was born the following year after his death. Parenthood and grief-hood have both grown me so much, side by side.
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Makeup, words, and Dad's sudden death

I remember I didn't put my makeup on the day my Dad died. Days went by without a clean face or glance at a tooth brush. My words left unsaid trampled over themselves in my mind, and kept me quiet asking why, why now, where there, why this way, while I went through my to-do list closing my father's life. It included deciding on an urn. My face became parched and dry.






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Monday, January 21, 2019

Heirloom Share: Healing Through Heirlooms




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There's a story in what's left behind.

Isobella