Tag Archives: Dad

Great father and great memories

“This is the price you pay for having a great father. You get the wonder, the joy, the tender moments – and you get the tears at the end, too.” – Harlan Coben I’ve come to the realization that Father’s … Continue reading

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Straight from heaven – a message from Dad

Given the current climate of our country, and our world, anxiety seems pretty high these days. I know I am not alone. For me, I can toss in mid-life adjustments, family circumstances and an insanely busy schedule to the big … Continue reading

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Sex, Super Bowl and Sundaes

  “Everyone in society should be a role model, not only for their own self-respect, but for respect from others.” – Barry Bonds Like so many other Americans, I spent last night watching the Super Bowl. My teen-aged daughter had … Continue reading

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Birthday parties and funerals

“Presents don’t really mean much to me. I don’t want to sound mawkish, but – it was the realization that I have a great many people in my life who really love me, and who I really love.” – Gabriel Byrne … Continue reading

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Reflections on July 4th

I skipped our neighboring town’s Fourth of July parade this morning. It isn’t quite the same since my children are older and aren’t real concerned about collecting the candy loot along the parade route. Instead, I enjoyed the quiet of the … Continue reading

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The anger phase? Yeah, felt it

“Grief is the price we pay for love.” – Queen Elizabeth II The florist did exactly as instructed: Use flowers with patriotic colors, make them look “masculine,” and for Heaven’s sake, please don’t arrange them to look like they are … Continue reading

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Dear Daddy

“My father gave me the greatest gift anyone could give another person, he believed in me.” – Jim Valvano Dear Dad Daddy, I am not sure when I graduated from calling you “Daddy,” but I assume sometime in grade school. … Continue reading

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This one’s for you, Dad

There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens… Ecclesiastes 3:1 My favorite time of year is upon us. School is starting to wind down, the weather has been spectacular, and the strawberries are beginning … Continue reading

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Making time to smell the flowers

Weeds are flowers too, once you get to know them. – A.A. Milne Reading my dear friend and mentor’s blog the other day made me sit and reflect on Mother’s Day and flower giving. Cindy’s blog, (found on my BlogRoll and … Continue reading

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On being gentle and kind

“Life is fragile…handle with prayer.” – Harold B. Lee I believe I was about 13 years-old when my mother made an embroidery sampler using the above quote. It hung in a frame and I must’ve looked at that piece a … Continue reading

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