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Rites of Passage

Recently Lolo had a weekend retreat with the 7th grade girls in her confirmation class. She was supposed to be at church by 7:15 a.m. Saturday morning. I let her pack her things and… { read more }

December 8, 2017

God With Us

Today would have been our 13th Wedding Anniversary. We were only given eleven together on this earth, but we packed a lifetime of love into that decade plus one. It is true that the… { read more }

December 4, 2017

If You Knew

If You Knew If you knew the heartache, would you comfort? If you knew the exhaustion, would you offer relief? If you knew the sorrow, would you give an embrace? If you knew the… { read more }

November 29, 2017

Happy Thanksgiving!!

It’s Thanksgiving Day, the second one without my husband. It’s also my 46th Birthday, the double-whammy that happens every now and then. I can’t believe I’ve made it to round two, but I’m still… { read more }

November 23, 2017

We Are Going To Make It

What IS it about this time of year that makes everything soooo hard?! I keep telling myself, “You’ve been through this before. You can do this. It won’t be as bad as last year.”… { read more }

November 13, 2017

From Anger to Forgiveness

Most grief stories I’ve heard, including the ones I’ve lived personally, all make a pit stop at anger. Sometimes it’s a brief stay, sometimes it festers for years, and sometimes it’s an intermittent emotion.… { read more }

November 9, 2017