Grieving

    Grieving is hard to do.  The hardest thing is not to get side tracked and get upset about other things.  All that upset is easily diverted to other issues–it almost seems that it wants a distraction.  But I’ve tried to keep my eye on the real loss, the loss of my dad.  …

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The Death of my Dad

     Anyone could see that his death coming, because his health was so bad and his emotional state declining so rapidly in the past year.  It was hard to start letting go of him well before he actually died, but I saw that it was his choice to shield me from his deterioration, and…

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Flowers from Mom

     Flowers from Mom are not an unusual event.  But these are!        These are not cut flowers–it is a rose bush from my favorite local nursery!  I am SO EXCITED!!  I was in tears, standing on my front door step.  The poor delivery guy wasn’t sure how to handle it! 🙂…

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Full and Festive

     An odd family, I know.  We are strange!  Jake is about to write a report on a day in the life of his family, and we laughed about how fun it will be to write that, since we are just so darn strange compared to most families!  Things like, “While my sister Clare…

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