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Jacob's sunflower: An allegory of life

Shortly before Jacob died he posted on Facebook his plans to plant a garden behind our home. I am not too sure what gave him this desire, he really wasn’t the green thumb type. 1,189 more words


Irene Kelly Johnson 8/25/21-9/14/15

On 9/14/15, I lost a significant person in my life, Irene Kelly Johnson.

I always loved her name. She was my Mom. I have so many happy memories of her, and miss her so much. 160 more words


Sea glass

I was asked to write a blog post for our local TransitionsLife Care. I was asked to write some words of hope or help for newly bereaved mothers. 523 more words


Grief therapy two (Sometimes it is not where you expect it to be or I am part of all I have met and then some)

More about “grief therapy”*:

I remember a small epiphany I had after a worship service at a retreat in the mountains many months after my daughter died. 870 more words


Grief therapy

My aunt Lucile lost her 21-year-old daughter and unborn grandchild in the summer of 1965. Brenda was one of my 25 first cousins from my mom’s family, and she grew up just down the road from our house and from our grandmother’s house.  563 more words


Smiles of sadness; A letter to my deceased son

Dear Jacob,

I have been especially weepy and sad lately. There is a sadness that is with me that dampens my life like a misty morning walk. 885 more words