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Tears Come With Joy and Sorrow

I visit my first husband’s grave to tell him that our son is getting married and I tear up.  And when I see our daughter in her wedding gown for the first time, the same thing happens.  Two children getting … Continue reading

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Saying Good-bye to Another Dad

Our children had four grandfathers because of our unique blended family. If you don’t already know our story read it here.  Hank is my first husband’s father, and he was the last one of the grandpas to die. That was … Continue reading

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Painting Over My Loss

Our house is a “model” home when we buy it in the spring of 1992.  We had both sold our homes where we had lived with our now deceased spouses, so we are excited to find a new home to … Continue reading

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Laughter and Tears – The Balancing Act of Grief

I begin the week, dressed in comfortable clothing sitting cross-legged on my thin, cobalt blue yoga mat.  Practicing this ancient art of postures and breathing techniques for many years, my body releases tension and my breath deepens as I close … Continue reading

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God’s work amongst the ashes – Part IV

Peering through the small rectangle of glass in the narthex door, I scan the modest size crowd that has gathered in the sanctuary of the Lutheran church where I have been a member since the age of four. It seems … Continue reading

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