Category Archives: grief

Send the Flowers

Last month, I went through my camera roll and printed out a few recent-ish pictures so I could update the ones that donned my walls. The old ones, that always made me feel like I would be profiled wrong, really … Continue reading

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The Journey to Rediscovery

Let’s talk Grief and Journeys. Journeys can be fun, challenging, complicated, easy, exciting, and heart wrenching. Grief? Well, I can’t really say what that can look like. I have never allowed myself to actually grieve-at least not the way most … Continue reading

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It takes a village…

Grief is a funny thing. Not “ha-ha” funny, of course, but funny in the “weird and unpredictable” sense. I remember so vividly the events of mom’s death. It shuts me down every year around the same time. I don’t struggle … Continue reading

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Finally Reunited

As you might be aware, on December 14, 2020, Joe went to be with the Lord. So many of you have asked about what happened and how you can help. We certainly appreciate your love through this difficult time! Joe … Continue reading

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Eat the Oreos and Lean in…

If you ever had a problem you went to dad with, you know he did not sugarcoat his advice. If he thought you needed to get your crap together, he told you without mincing words. I think that is one … Continue reading

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I think we can all agree that 2020 has been nothing short of awful. The effects of a lock down, quarantine, travel restrictions, constant mask wearing, and more will be felt for months to come, not to mention the mourning … Continue reading

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Everyone is Welcome

Everyone is welcome. That is what my late father would say. He was the kind of guy who opened his heart and his home to everyone. He shared his life, his struggles, his joys, and his stories…all in hopes that … Continue reading

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Wisdom 2.5

I knew it was going to be a bad day when I dropped my coffee mug on the floor as I was trying to leave for work. I have heard my dad say before, “Don’t cry over spilled milk,” but … 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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