Tag Archives: Christmas

My Grown-Up Grief List

One of my favorite Christmas songs is on the CD Home for Christmas by Amy Grant.  The song is, “Grown-Up Christmas List.”  The words of the chorus sum up so many of my own personal sentiments that I often sing … Continue reading

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The Grief That Stole Christmas

BA HUM BUG! That is what I say under my breath when people invite me to another holiday party.  That is what I feel baking my traditional cookies and putting up those old, familiar decorations.  I cry out when I … Continue reading

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In a Moment Life Changes

We watch and listen to daily newscasts of multiple traumatic situations that occur within our community and throughout our world.  Sympathetic to the families whose lives are affected, until the routine and demands of our day blur our memory of … Continue reading

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Remembering Through Rituals and Traditions

Golden apple pie with sauce oozing through the lattice-topped crust; the cinnamon sugar  topping of pistachio nut bread crunching between my teeth; say the words Grandma Helen’s, and I become Pavlov’s dog as I recall her ritual of showing her … Continue reading

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