Tag Archives: death in family

The Wax Ball – A Tribute to a Terrific Dad


Monday it will be six weeks since the phone call. My father-in-law died suddenly at 58. We cried, packed, and prayed, then jumped on a plane from South Mexico to Kentucky, USA. Kevin died of a massive heart attack.  It happened on the way to work, while he was taking his morning nap. He always […]

Living Abroad is Hard, When Someone You Love is Dying


My Grandma Mehl, my mom’s mom, recently died. She was 94 and had pancreatic cancer. I live over 2000 miles away from her and my family. They are in Kentucky, USA. I am an expat living deep in South Mexico, 14 driving hours from the US border. I have four kids and a husband with a disability […]