Pandemic Grief

Who would have ever imagined in the year 2020 we would have experienced a worldwide pandemic? Wasn’t that something that only happened in the “old days”? I’ve been thinking about the strangeness of this year, specifically, how different it is walking through this grief journey in the middle of a pandemic. Walking through grief isContinue reading “Pandemic Grief”

I Will Remember You

September 11, 2001. A day in history we will never forget. Ask anyone over the age of 13 and I’m certain they will be able to recall every detail of where they were, what they were doing and who they were with. When I heard, my friend Carol and I were meeting for breakfast atContinue reading “I Will Remember You”

Ready or Not…

I don’t know about you, but I’ve been thinking about the upcoming holidays.  A lot. It’s only September yet here I am being inundated by thoughts of Thanksgiving and Christmas.  Under normal circumstances this would not be entirely unusual for me.  I’m a planner.  I’m one of those people who typically buys Christmas presents throughoutContinue reading “Ready or Not…”

Calling All Maskateers

Mask.  A simple 4 letter word, yet today it’s one that can evoke such strong feelings about a simple piece of fabric. We see them everywhere in a myriad of colors and designs, and of course, there is rarely a day that goes by when we don’t hear about the controversy over whether one shouldContinue reading “Calling All Maskateers”

Overdose Awareness Day

This post is dedicated to each of you who have lost a loved one to overdose. I see you and I care. I’ve watched the videos, looked at hundreds of photos, and read countless heartbreaking stories of love, loss and grief. Today many will post pictures of our loved ones on social media, fly beautifulContinue reading “Overdose Awareness Day”

The Sunflower

There is something about the sunflower that makes me happy. It’s upturned face seems surrounded by joy!  Maybe it’s the bright yellow color, or perhaps it just reminds me of those giant yellow smiley faces that were popular in the 70’s! 😊  Melanie’s favorite flower is the sunflower.  I have found it interesting that sinceContinue reading “The Sunflower”

Roller Coaster Ride

There’s no heart you can’t rescueThere’s no war you can’t winNo story so over, it can’t start againNo pain you won’t useNo wall you won’t break throughIt might be too much for me butThere is no impossible with you!~ I AM THEY When I was a teenager, I remember how exciting it was when IContinue reading “Roller Coaster Ride”

A Time For Every Season

This week I attended two funerals. One via Facebook Live and the other in person with only 15 people in attendance, all of us wearing masks and observing social distancing. Both very different but both so honoring of those who are no longer with us. Coincidentally, both people passed away on Saturday, August 15th. HeavenContinue reading “A Time For Every Season”

In the Blink of an Eye

We’ve all heard the saying, “what a difference a day makes.” Well, how much of a difference does 180 days make?  Today marks 6 months, or 180 days, since Melanie has been gone so I’ve found myself pondering that saying.  I’ll admit many things have changed during this time – some good, some bad.  Yes,Continue reading “In the Blink of an Eye”

Broken Pieces

Today my calendar said, “Melanie – 2 yr. celebration.” Although I may not be celebrating with her, I truly believe she is celebrating her full recovery in heaven! When she died, it was truly heaven’s gain. She is now totally free from her struggle and finally at peace. And just like for anyone who lostContinue reading “Broken Pieces”

Back to School

Here in Georgia, we’re getting ready to send our kids back to school.  It’s a hot topic these days no matter what city or state you live in.  Depending on your own personal circumstances, some kids will return to the classroom, others will go with a hybrid schedule and others will begin the year withContinue reading “Back to School”

Blanket of Love

My mother taught me how to crochet when I was 8 yrs. old.  It was something we did together, especially during those long, winter days.  We crocheted everything and anything – scarves, mittens, vests, skirts!  My mom, along with my Aunt Martha would crochet around the edge of these special handkerchiefs, some of which IContinue reading “Blanket of Love”

See the Light

‘Cause it don’t matter where you come fromI know we can get through thisIt might feel like it’s been so longBut we keep on keepin’ onIt might feel like an uphill climbAlways some kind of battleBut you got more than you on your sideWe’re gonna see the lightYou and meWe’re gonna see the light~ SeeContinue reading “See the Light”

The Lonely Walk

Have you ever felt lonely? Have you ever looked around you and felt totally alone even though you may be surrounded by people? According to Websters dictionary the meaning of lonely is: standing apart, isolated, solitary, destitute of sympathetic or friendly companionship. This is the kind of lonely I’m referring to.  As the months have goneContinue reading “The Lonely Walk”

The Big “A” – Anxiety

~ Every anxious thought that steals my breathIt’s a heavy weight upon my chestAs I lie awake and wonder what the future will holdHelp me to remember that You’re in control You’re my courage when I worry in the dead of nightYou’re my strength ’cause I’m not strong enough to win this fightYou are greaterContinue reading “The Big “A” – Anxiety”

Eye of the Storm

~ In the eye of the storm you remain in controlIn the middle of the war, you guard my soulYou alone are the anchor, when my sails are tornYour love surrounds meIn the eye of the storm~ Eye of the Storm, Ryan Stevenson I first started being awakened in the middle of the night withContinue reading “Eye of the Storm”

The Three Musketeers

How did we get here? That’s a question I’ve often been asked and there are some days I wonder the same thing. I married and had 2 children at a young age, but soon found myself divorced and raising them alone. Growing up together we would often refer to ourselves at The Three Musketeers. AsContinue reading “The Three Musketeers”

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