Tag Archives: Death

What is the ultimate sacrifice?

When thinking of our military, the statement “ultimate sacrifice” conjures up thoughts of dying in the line of fire. For those of us not wearing the uniform, that truly does seem to be the ultimate sacrifice. As a military wife … 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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The Grief Club

“I am going to need you to help me through this,” was the message my sister-in-law sent to me in a text. We’ve been through a lot together – she’s been in our family over 30 years. We’ve had some great times, … 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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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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Some quiet time with Super Heroes

 Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.  John 15:13 NIV A few years ago, my husband and I answered a call for volunteers for our local historical society. I am not embarrassed to … Continue reading

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