Category Archives: Mom

Thanksgiving Lesson

Hey, it’s Cole! I am new to this whole “blog” thing. My writing is usually just for my eyes because it is very emotional to what is going on in my life at the moment. As my sister pointed out, … 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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In the Blink of an Eye — The Final Five Months 1

Rejoice in hope, be patient in suffering, persevere in prayer … Romans 12:12 We actually have to go back a little further than April 2008. Back in November, both Mom and I got sick … just colds. The problem was … Continue reading

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In the Blink of an Eye — New York, New York 4

There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear … 1 John 4:18a When we moved to the house in Willard, we set Grandma Simpson up in the bigger motel room, but after Jonathan and Nicolle moved … Continue reading

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In the Blink of an Eye — Working Our Way Back 3

A good wife is the crown of her husband… Proverbs 12:4a [The] experiences [to date as outlined the past two weeks] set the stage for our time in Ohio. We both got involved at St. Ignatius Parish. We were able … Continue reading

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In the Blink of an Eye — Pennsylvania Avenue 4

A glad heart makes a cheerful countenance, but by sorrow of heart the spirit is broken… Proverbs 15:13 Like I said, Mom went through post-partum depression and ran herself ragged. Deanna was impossible and didn’t want to sleep anywhere except … Continue reading

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In the Blink of an Eye — Pennsylvania Avenue 1

A glad heart makes a cheerful countenance, but by sorrow of heart the spirit is broken… Proverbs 15:13 Needless to say, we outgrew our attic apartment and picked a much larger two-bedroom apartment in Paterson. It was definitely a transitional … Continue reading

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Blink of an Eye — Growing Up on Philip Avenue 2

Beloved, let us love one another, because love is from God; everyone who loves is born of God and knows God… 1 John 4:7 The other thing I remember is the night we became pregnant. To me, there is no … Continue reading

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Blink of an Eye — Growing Up on Philip Avenue 1

Beloved, let us love one another, because love is from God; everyone who loves is born of God and knows God… 1 John 4:7 Ah, Philip Avenue … our first “home.” It was a three-room attic apartment, just big enough … Continue reading

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In the Blink of an Eye — I Do 4

Therefore a man leaves his father and his mother and clings to his wife, and they become one flesh… Genesis 2:24                                       … Continue reading

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