Category Archives: grief

The Church Mouse

I went to a funeral a couple of weeks ago. My Aunt Barb — who was more like a cousin because of our ages — died. It was a typical funeral … catching up with my Uncle Dave and cousins … Continue reading

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September 27

Some dates seem to have more significance than others. August 20 — my birthday. August 31 — the day I got married. November 20 — Karen’s birthday. March 25, April 12, May 19, November 4, November 8 — my children’s … Continue reading

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Five Minute Friday — Alive

Surprise! It’s Friday and I’m venturing into my Five Minute Friday mode. Like I said, Surprise {okay, that was last week’s prompt word … a little carryover}. This week’s prompt courtesy of Kate Motaung (http://katemotaung.com/2016/03/24/five-minute-friday-alive/) is ALIVE. I’ll set the … Continue reading

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In the Blink of an Eye — The Final Five Months 5

Rejoice in hope, be patient in suffering, persevere in prayer … Romans 12:12 We finally sprung Mom from the hospital on Sept. 1, but it was quickly evident she was getting weaker and weaker. She fell a couple of times … Continue reading

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Five Minute Friday — Weary

I don’t usually comment on world events, but this week’s Five Minute Friday prompt — WEARY — and the events of Friday in Paris directed by thoughts for the exercise today (Saturday, of course). So I’ll be joining the legion … Continue reading

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Hugs for Sonni

I had the privilege and sad task of delivering an eulogy for a very close friend last night. While there was sadness at the reality of saying goodbye, it was also a celebration of a life well lived. And, as … Continue reading

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Five Minute Friday — Joy

The rest of weekend is going to be a blur, so I figured I would carve out my five minutes for Five Minute Friday now. That’s where 100-plus gather at Kate’s place (http://katemotaung.com/2015/10/22/five-minute-friday-joy-day-23/) to write for five minutes on a … Continue reading

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