Writing to find meaning in tragedy’s aftermath
Last updated 11/20/2018 at Noon
One day, life was going one way for Edmonds resident Sarah Cannon, her husband and her two young children.
Then, suddenly, it went sideways, into unknown territory.
Just a few days before her 33rd birthday, Cannon received the most frightening phone call of her life. Her husband’s arborist friend was on the other end.
He told her a falling tree branch struck her husband of seven years, Matt (a pseudonym), in the head. Matt was severely injured in the industrial accident.
“I endured a lot of loneliness and confusion for years and years, and yet it was the love of children, friends an...