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The Mystery of Losing a Parent

It’s been some time since I’ve posted. And even now, though I speak publicly and privately each week in several settings, there is something about writing that requires stillness, and for now, it is very private to me: apologies to readers for the sound of silence. 848 more words

Remembering Burton Hillis

I’m always amazed at how we are affected by unexpected events in our lives. Even the expected events can cause unexpected reactions.  We believe that we have weathered specific storms without undue damage & in most cases that seems to be true. 962 more words

Dear Mom...

Dear Mom,

How can it be one year since you left us- you, who were always so full of life? On this first anniversary, I am checking in, hoping that all of your dreams about Heaven came true for you. 1,238 more words

The Healing Power of Children

In his song The Things We’ve Handed Down, Marc Cohn sang to his unborn child, “Will you be a sad reminder of what’s been lost along the way? 1,078 more words



I have been lax in my posting due to too much going on.  I hadn’t intended for things to be that way, so I apologize.  Some of it has been great, fantastic even.  1,251 more words

Coffee, Mugs, and Mornings

It’s nap time.

There are few joys more likely to make you high-five yourself than when you have two small things, it’s nap time and they are BOTH asleep. 877 more words


It Worked

It worked.

Distraction, I mean.  Yesterday I mentioned that this was the first year I didn’t get a happy birthday call from Mom, not because she forgot to call, but because she died earlier in the year. 267 more words

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