Tag Archives: memory

What are the words to your grief song?

I turn up the volume of the TV when Ellen DeGeneres announces that one of her favorite singers is going to perform on her show.  It is Joshua Radin and the song is, “Beautiful Day.” I focus all my attention on … Continue reading

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Losing Myself to Adulthood

I am riding in the car with my husband, windows partially down, wind blowing my hair, enjoying the smell of the damp spring air after the rainstorm.  We round the corner, passing a row of pine trees as the memory … Continue reading

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Just an ordinary day

The phone rings in the middle of the night.  Katie looks at the clock and it is 2:20 a.m.  “Katie, it’s Dad, I am so sorry but I think you should come home honey, the hospice nurse says Mom doesn’t … Continue reading

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God’s work amongst the ashes – Part I

Tom is a pharmacist in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit where I am a nurse.  Walking through the door this November morning, there is no “Good Morning, Kath,” no smile and a wave or early morning chat to catch up … Continue reading

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