Tag Archives: grief

And to Laughing Again…

As December approached, I found myself missing my friend, Michelle, more and more. She left us only a year ago. There have been many changes in one year’s time.  Adjustments. Rethinking things.  But longing to hear her voice and laugh with her over every … Continue reading

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Irish Blessings

An Old Irish Blessing May the road rise up to meet you. May the wind always be at your back. May the sun shine warm upon your face, and rains fall soft upon your fields. And until we meet again, … Continue reading

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Buttons of Love

This is a love story of sorts. One I’ve been longing to share with you, but hesitating, as it still hurts my heart. I pray it reaches into your souls, as it has ours. About four months ago, my friend Michelle called my husband … Continue reading

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So Long My Friend ~

I guess we can never know what song will be the song that reminds us of a person when they leave this life. Not until they are gone, that is. In these past few weeks I’ve learned that you don’t … Continue reading

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I Had a Friend

I lost a dear friend last week, unexpectedly.  I was in third grade when she and her young family moved to our little town to pastor our congregation of small numbers. They were college students. I grew up with her. She … Continue reading

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And I Know Who Holds My Hand

There are times in life when you are just “being” and then a moment appears before your eyes that you want to capture.  This particular moment occurred during our second son’s wedding, four and a half years ago.  An outdoor wedding … Continue reading

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