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Lump

I was watching the season finale of Sons of Anarchy last week, when I found a lump in my breast. A big one (the lump, not my breast). 600 more words

Family

The end, and the beginning, of our story

Twelve months after Rowan was killed, we mark the end of a chapter.

We now know, for certain, that Rowan was killed.  That Rowan was not meant to die that day. 409 more words

Grief

Guest Post Series: The 12 Days of Christmas

My mom, Nancy, is posting a different Christmas memory for 12 days. She gave me her blessing to repost them here. It’s amazing how a life story can be told through the lens of a certain day. 439 more words

Family

The Tree Of Love

This week it seems I’ve been over taken by the bug and ultimately succumbed to the horrific flu…Needless to say, I’m behind on writing as well as reading other blogs as I’ve been off the computer trying to get some rest, well, as much rest as a mother can get amidst the arguments, spills, smashed fingers, nightmares, and encounters with the big bad wolf.   386 more words

Hope

Grief in Winter, by Amelia Lehto

The illness was painful at first, arduous and relentless.

Summer her hair fell but her weight fell faster.

That first Fall her bones ached, her body angry fighting the illness. 324 more words

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The Wait

It’s difficult to discern one day from the next.  I arrive home from work at approximately the same time every day.  I let my dog out, clean the litter box and then desperately search for any other tasks to pass the time.   341 more words

Grief

The Most Wonderful Time of the Year....Really? - Post-it Note #133

There’s a Christmas song made famous by Andy Williams called, “The most wonderful time of the year.”  But we could take out the word “WONDERFUL” and fill it with any number of adjectives. 558 more words

Christian Walk