Tag Archives: mother

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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Living After A Child Dies

Life is risky. It isn’t fair. No one is safe and no one is ever given a card marked, “nothing bad will ever happen to me.” Continue reading

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Forever Young – Grieving the Passage of Time

I see the picture of the three of us. Framed in silver, it sits on the marble-top console table that had been my grandmother’s. I mention the picture when it catches my eye as I sit in my mother’s living … Continue reading

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Reliving and Remembering 25 Years Ago Today

There are days in your life that replay over and over in your memory and this will be one I never forget.  It is Tuesday, February 13th, 1990.  My husband Chris goes to his roofing job before sunrise, not waking … Continue reading

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Fully Alive While Waiting

There are a number of bracelets on her emaciated left wrist; some with crystal beads strung on elastic, another with tiny crosses and charms.  The purplish-pink one with the letters DNR is the one I notice first.   We are visiting … Continue reading

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In A Sea of Grief, Kindness Became My Life Jacket

I was honored to be approached by The Kindness Blog to write an article about the ways in which kindness has affected my life…this is the story I submitted. He didn’t kiss me goodbye in the morning, believing that it … Continue reading

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Long Distance Equals Losses

Visits home from California and Arizona usually center on crisis – coming home to help with medical needs or attending a funeral.  So, when my sisters visit this time, just to spend time with mom while things are stable, it … Continue reading

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