Nine Years

I didn’t know in 2018 when I wrote my last blog post it would take me over three years to write another.

As it turned out, I needed to take a break from writing about grief and my experiences after Claude’s suicide. One month turned into two, then three, to where I stand in this moment. But here’s the great thing. In the later part of 2019, I got back into the saddle in a BIG way! 

On a cold Colorado winter day, my wise inner voice tapped me on the shoulder reminding me that I had an important mission to accomplish. 

Mainly to pick up where I left off and continue sharing my story by finishing my memoir. Yup! I had been writing a book. But as I said, I needed a break. Writing about this most painful event in my life has been a rewarding yet heart wrenching endeavor filled with emotional triggers.

But during this past year, the year when our world turned upside down, my strategy has been to surrender to the page, letting the words flow through me. I have devoted my days to reliving and recounting my healing and transformative journey through grief. Writing and rewriting. 

I can proudly say that all my efforts have paid off. With the help of my editor and many others I have created a book that has far exceeded my expectations. 

I wanted to share this exciting news with you on this the ninth anniversary of Claude’s suicide. It feels surreal knowing that it has been that long. Each year the emotional blow has lessened for sure. But that day when I found him is burned into my memory banks and into the walls of my heart. 

My blog was launched on the four year anniversary so I thought why not follow suit by letting you know that my baby will soon be born into the world! Oh, and I almost forgot. Her name is Widow’s Moon. I look forward to sharing the wisdom she carries.

Stay tuned for more juicy details. But for now, I’ll give you a hint. You will be able to hold a copy in your hands sometime this summer! 

In the mean time I am sending you so much love and light during this most challenging time in our world. My deepest hope is that Widow’s Moon will bring you some comfort in the midst of it all! 

All my love, 

Cara Hope 


10 thoughts on “Nine Years

  1. Brooks says, “Way to go Hope! Great title, too.”

    On Mon, Apr 19, 2021 at 7:26 AM LEANING INTO GRIEF wrote:

    > > > > > > > Cara Hope Clark posted: ” > > > > > I didn’t know in 2018 when I wrote my last blog post it would take me over > three years to write another. > > > > As it turned out, I needed to take a break from writing about grief and my > experiences after Claude’s suicide. One month turned into two, then” > > > >

  2. Thinking about you today dear friend!

    I love the cover. Looking forward to to the birth! Xox Eeris Kallil LMT, CLT

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  3. I’m excited to hear this is going so well, and looking forward to seeing you again soon!

  4. This gives me such joy that you’ve found your voice and are using it to help others. You’re a beautiful soul.

    1. Stacey, I am eternally grateful for your part in getting me here!!! Much love to you!!! ❤️

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