Tag Archives: Loss

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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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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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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All In A Day’s Work

He left his normal early time in the morning.  Thirteen hours later, we reflected on his workday/birthday over dinner.  Bosses, demands, schedules, orders. A little delivery to a local food-bank.  That was his birthday gift to himself. Several families would have … Continue reading

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