Tag Archives: grief

Autumn, Grief and Season of Change

Life is a season of change… This morning I had the privilege of watching my granddaughters before school started. It was a “late start day,” which used to cause me some angst in the mornings. I know it messes up … Continue reading

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The Day After

“When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, “Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.” To this day, especially in times of “disaster,” … Continue reading

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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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Sharing life with a dear neighbor

  “A good neighbor increases the value of your property.” – Czech proverb   We just wrapped up spirit week, and tonight is the last football game of the season, which means if you are a senior on a varsity … 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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Broken Hearts and Christmas

“Somewhere there’s someone who dreams of your smile, and finds in your presence that life is worth while. So when you are lonely, remember it’s true: Somebody, somewhere, is thinking of you.” – Unknown Christmas is the season of hope … 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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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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