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Entering Into Grief – A Leap of Faith

I am ten years old; my knobby knees shaking as I stand upon the high diving board getting ready to jump as the last test of my abilities.  After six weeks of swimming lessons, they think I am ready for … Continue reading

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A Loss Worth Celebrating

Jeff and I meet in June 1990 and grief is the topic of our first conversation.  Both of us are young when our spouses die tragically and suddenly, leaving us with young children and changing our worlds forever. You can … Continue reading

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The Versatile Blogger Award

I can count on one hand the amount of awards I have received.  But on my 53nd birthday, just this past Saturday, December 14th, I received my first nomination for The Versatile Bloggers Award from my new blogger friend Suzanne … Continue reading

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Living while dying – Part I

This is the first of a two-part story that I decided to write about a personal experience involving hospice since this is National Hospice and Palliative Care Month… This time it is lung cancer that has spread to lymph nodes … Continue reading

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Gifts of Grief

Grandpa – 1973, Grandma – 1989, Chris – 1990, Dad – 1999, Jean – 2006, Carol – 2013.              In less than five minutes my paper is full, filled with so many names, the dates of their deaths and the … Continue reading

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