Tag Archives: grieving

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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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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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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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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A quick note to say thanks…

  Gratitude is the music of the heart, when its chords are swept by the breeze of kindness.  ~Author Unknown Just taking a quick moment to thank you all so very much for your support. As many of you know, I … Continue reading

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Playing in the sandbox

“I think when I was two years old in the sandbox. I think I formulated my basic philosophy there, and I haven’t really had to alter it very much ever since.” – Boyd Rice My oldest son has been out of … Continue reading

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Wrapped in a prayer

“Pray, and let God worry.”  — Martin Luther I absolutely love to knit, and though I’m still a beginner, it is something I really enjoy. I honestly don’t remember where I initially learned. Memory says my great-aunt taught me, but … Continue reading

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A-A-Achoo!

Yep – that was me sneezing when I caught the inch of dust that had settled on my blog spot! I haven’t written anything on this page in almost a year. Wow. A year. Well, I’d like to say that … Continue reading

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