Thanks for Checking on Me, Rose

September 2, 2014 3:14 PM

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Thanks for Checking on Me, Rose

When I decided to share the story about what my family went through while my husband was ill, "Life with Joe, before and after his illness," I hoped it would help someone -- maybe someone going through a similar situation. What I didn't expect was how much writing that story would help me.

Working in a room filled with very experienced writers, many told me how cathartic the experience of writing that story about Joe's battle with mental illness, and eventual losing battle with cancer, would be for me. I didn't find that to be true at all. I rewrote the story four times, all during th...

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