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About gatito2

My name is Rhonda. I'm a registered nurse, for the last 20 years, that has not been able to work since the day I learned of my daughter's death by suicide 4-12-13. (She actually died 4-11-13 and her body was not found until the 12th) Me and my husband have been married for 32 years and he's a wonderful man. We grieve in different ways. He works, I write. This is my journey through this horrible land of losing a child..

Dear Kaitlyn: I’m Going Back to Work Now

Dear Kaitlyn, I know I said back in November I was going back part time to my RN job, but for reasons I’m not sure about, it never materialized. Perhaps that was the best because maybe I was not ready … Continue reading

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Your Voice

Your words, your voice reverberates all through these walls. These walls that have you all over them; baby picture here, little girl picture there. Pieces of art just around everywhere. I hear your voice on your bookshelf and in my … Continue reading

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What Robin Williams Meant to Us

As news reports on Facebook, twitter, blogs, TV shows and the news are now in the millions by now, I still want to add my thoughts to my own blog about the very tragic death of Robin Williams and what … Continue reading

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Acceptance?

The other day I had a friend tell me that the problem I was having is that I have not accepted Kaitlyn’s death. I have my other child, my husband, my home and all that love me and I simply … Continue reading

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The Wisteria

Wisteria blooms in great abundance in the woods that border our yard in April. They are beautiful and purple. Kaitlyn and I always loved Wisteria. It blooms in April here in NC. In a short time however, only a week … Continue reading

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What a Wonderful Man

This proves that you don’t have to have a degree in counseling or psychiatry to be able to help someone that is suicidal (until they can get to a professional) if you see they are on the verge and you … Continue reading

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LOST!

I have finally resumed my watching of the old series “Lost” since Kaitlyn died. I know everyone knew about and has watched this series back in 2004 (I think) when it came out, but I never did. I wrongly thought … Continue reading

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Black Box

Last night was the 2 hour season finale of one of my favorite shows “Black Box.” The star of this show is Dr. Catherine Black, a famous neurologist that has bipolar disorder that none of her colleagues knows about and … Continue reading

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I’m Going to See a Psychologist

I have finally decided I should see a psychologist. Not a psychiatrist, not a counselor, not a family nurse practitioner or a physician assistant (though I have great respect for all of them), but a psychologist. A brief history of … Continue reading

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If You Have One Best Friend in Your life……..

I was a child of the 60s, born right at the beginning in 1960. I was born in southeastern North Carolina, about as southern as you can get. The 60s were a turbulent time in our nation with all the … Continue reading

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