9 years with, from now on without: Finding the joy since your passing

A shared blog post from Casey Papp, former SandCastles participant and current volunteer. Casey is a Teen Buddy at SandCastles Camp Erin – Detroit and continues to support the SandCastles mission in so many ways. Thank you, Casey, for providing SandCastles with your endless compassion, insight, and passion for helping others!


9 years with, from now on without: Finding the joy since your passing

As of 2:28 am, October 31st 2018, I will be living more of my life without my mother than with.

For those who don’t know my story, my mother Carole passed away from a 4 and a half year long battle with ovarian cancer on a cold, wet, windy, Halloween in 2009.
A lot has happened in 9 years since my mother has passed away and this letter serves as a symbol of how far my dad and I have come in our grief journey, so here it goes:
“Dear Mom…

To continue reading Casey’s story, please visit her blog here.