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Saying Goodbye (2-22-16)

This past year has definitely seen its share of changes.  Mostly good.  Some hard.  Some instant and some over time.  My challenge this year has been to focus on the positive, and surround myself with people who support us and make our lives easier.  1,390 more words

Blended Family

Soon Defined

8:32 am 7/11/17

Yesterday I wrote, “…I don’t know when soon is. The nurses have been saying for days that my mom will die soon. 642 more words

Aging Parents

This Is How I'll Get Over My Almost Relationship With You

I’ll tell myself I’m worth more than your almost.

You almost loved me. You almost want to be with me. You almost got together with me. 649 more words

Missing David

Tonight I am writing with a heavy heart, my sweet younger brother, Dave, left this world for the next. Today, as my family grieves together, all I could imagine was his reunion with our mama! 211 more words

Family Stories

A Lesson in Ending Well

A few months after my father’s passing I wrote a piece dedicated to his final breaths.  It was part of a memoirs in-class exercise to write about a loss.  1,181 more words

Faith & Hope

11 days. What?!!!

Saying goodbye is never easy.
It’s harder, I think when you weren’t done saying hello.  I did not get to spend nearly enough time and heart with our dear Waco UU. 189 more words


I’ve been to four funerals so far in my life. My maternal grandmother’s, a good friend from college, a young Airman in my unit, and yesterday, the husband of a co-worker. 448 more words

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