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Getting the Love Back in Your Life

Every year I like to take a survey of where I stand on my love meter. Am I on the high or the low side this year? How is my relationship with my husband, Phil? With my daughters and their…

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The Gift of Someone Who Listens

Those of us who have traveled a while Along this path called grief Need to stop and remember that mile, That first mile of no relief. It wasn’t the person with answers Who told us of ways to deal. It…

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The Holidays are Behind Us

It is the new year. The holidays are behind us. We did with them what we could. Whether they were a time of sorrow, a time of joy, or a combination of each, they are now a part of our…

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Cheerios

Sometimes opportunity sleeps in catastrophic calamities. Sometimes there is hope for the heart in a little bowl of Cheerios. Whether or not we actually see this opportunity, or use it in some sort of positive fashion, is a choice. What…

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Snowflakes

Every snowflake that falls is unique and has its own individual design.  There are beautiful patterns in each snowflake and even the tiniest of flakes have their own markings.  These patterns change again and again—even after the flake touches the…

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Reflections on a New Year

We begin a new year, one that many of us enter with reluctance. After all, it means another year away from our child and another year to be lived without the physical presence of the one we have lost. Apprehensive…

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The New Year: A Time of Hope

Another New Year has slipped into our lives, radically changing some things and leaving other things to evolve naturally. For bereaved parents a new year marks another year on the calendar without their precious children. It is a new year,…

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Reflections Upon Entering the Holiday Season – 2020

The various upcoming holidays provide many different emotions when we are bereaved grandparents. Some grandparents have other grandchildren with us, like I do, but the one that is missing always reminds us of our loss and our broken hearts during…

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