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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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“In All Things Give Thanks”

Chris’ friends plow my long driveway after his death, fix the garbage disposal and replace the leaky faucet.   Baskets of ready-to-eat foods and snacks for both adults and kids brought to my home by a co-worker.  Platters of lunch meats, … Continue reading

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Living while Dying – Part II

This is the second post in a two-part series about my family’s first experience with hospice.  November is National Hospice and Palliative Care Month… My mom and I make plans for cocktail hour in Aunt Jean’s “new” room, inviting two of Jean’s closest … Continue reading

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God’s work amongst the ashes – Part III

I am living on Simma’s cheesecake – interesting, since I never liked cheesecake before now.  The combination of chocolate, vanilla and raspberry filling seems to be the only things that slide down my throat without coming back up. I don’t even feel guilty, … Continue reading

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God’s work amongst the ashes – Part II

Six months after my husband’s sudden death, my heart receives another stab wound, and I get another kick to my head as I read the pamphlet sent from a well-intended, anonymous do-gooder It is an invitation for a singles group.  … Continue reading

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