Tag Archives: loss

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 “Perfect” Christmas

per·fect – adjective -ˈpərfikt/ 1. having all the required or desirable elements, qualities, or characteristics; as good as it is possible to be. My morning routine includes watching the news headlines before I head out the door. This morning, Christmas … 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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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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Joy

Geez – where does the time go? I honestly feel like we just celebrated Christmas, and we are now ending Holy Week, looking forward to the joy of Easter morning, but also another holiday to celebrate without my dad. He … Continue reading

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Forward Motion

A year ago at this time, we watched my Dad steadily decline, succumbing to the ravages of Alzheimer’s disease. The good days were becoming good moments, and those moments were few and far between. Watching him go downhill was so difficult. … Continue reading

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