Stream of Consciousness Sunday From #TypeACon

Hello from Type A Conference. I’m LOVING having so many bloggers and friends in my fair city. I hope their experience in Atlanta is a good one.

I had the chance to attend a hands on session with Heather King and Vikki Reich on Friday and honestly, if it’s all I did this weekend, it was enough. Heather hosts Just Write on Tuesdays and it’s another free writing link up. If you’re interested in more free writing during the week, go join her!

In the session, we did a 5 minute writing exercise. I’m just going to share that with you today. Go write. Find whatever you’re thinking about and write it out.


stream of consciousness sunday

Me: Grannie is going to die, baby. 

Henry: But will she still be at her house? 

Me: No. She will be in heaven. 

Henry: So does that mean she will be my angel? 

Me: Yes. Just like Charlie is. 

Henry: Oh good. I will like having two angels. 

Explaining death to a child isn’t easy. Luckily death has always been something we have discussed since our first son died. We have wanted Henry to know that death is ok and normal and everybody does it.

Death isn’t scary. Dying may be, but death is not.

Sitting in the room, knowing that any breath would be her last, I realized this. I realized that more than anything, HOW I will die is the most frightening part of the whole thing. I’m not afraid of where my body will be or where my soul will be.

I know that one day I will be holding my baby with my Grannie scratching my head again.


This was my 5 minute Stream of Consciousness Sunday post. It’s five minutes of your time and a brain dump. Want to try it? Here are the rules…

  • Set a timer and write for 5 minutes.
  • Write an intro to the post if you want but don’t edit the post. No proofreading or spellchecking. This is writing in the raw.
  • Publish it somewhere. Anywhere. The back door to your blog if you want. But make it accessible.
  • Add the Stream of Consciousness Sunday badge to your post (in the sidebar). .
  • Link up your post below.
  • Visit your fellow bloggers and show some love.

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  1. Sweet post Jana.

  2. So much honesty here. My family never really dealt with death. The second funeral I went to in my entire life was my daughter’s. My children are exposed to death, I think it is so much more healthy.

    Your words are beautiful and filled with grace. Thank you, Jana….(my SOC Sunday post seems so frivolous in comparison!)
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  3. Talking about death with kids can be hard. I’m glad he likes having angels as comfort.
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  4. You have such a sweet boy.
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  5. Precious of both of you to have this discussion in this way !! That helps my peace to be even more powerful !

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