Tag: farewell

Holding her while she took her last breath was the best thing I could have done

It’s been a rough few months in our home, but last Friday was one of the most difficult days of my life. She was a baby when we brought her home. Big, beautiful brown eyes that glittered with mischief had me at first glance. She played hard, slept harder and was an absolute snuggle bug.... Read more »

30 years later - what would she think of me now?

30 years later - what would she think of me now?
Thirty years is a long time for anything. If you get to 30 years of marriage, people cheer for you. If you live to the age of 30 years, people celebrate with you. If you make it to your 30th high school reunion, people reminisce with you. However, when 30 years goes by after losing... Read more »

I purchased my first smartphone today and I already hate it

I purchased my first smartphone today and I already hate it
It’s true. Ask my friends and family. I bought my very first smartphone today and I already hate it. There’s nothing wrong with the phone. It’s a “certified pre-owned” iPhone 4s, 16G with a pay-as-I-go plan. I’m extremely frugal, so the price of a brand new phone about gave me a rash, or a heart... Read more »
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Heartbroken and hurting: saying goodbye is never easy

Heartbroken and hurting: saying goodbye is never easy
Once again, I sit here thinking, “What in the world can I write about today?” when all that comes to mind, as the tears pour down my face, is how much my heart aches. Today, I said goodbye to my church home of 9 years, and I am seriously heartbroken and hurting. It’s so hard... Read more »

Why the news of Robin Williams is so sad

Why the news of Robin Williams is so sad
The news is that Robin Williams was found dead of an apparent suicide. I am so sad. At first, I thought it was just another Facebook or Twitter hoax. Then the news started to pop up on the major news networks. Robin Williams truly is dead at the young age of 63. He and Steve... Read more »

Heartbroken and hurting: how doing the right thing is rarely the easy thing

Heartbroken and hurting: how doing the right thing is rarely the easy thing
As I sit here trying to find the right words for this blog, all I keep coming up with is that I am heartbroken and hurting. No, no one I love has died. No one I love is any more sick today than they were yesterday. My kids are fine, my hubby is fine, my... Read more »
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Change is the only true constant in life

Change is the only true constant in life
A couple of weeks ago, I wrote a blog about living in the routine of life – walking in the status quo, as it were. The reality, though, is that change is the only true constant in life. Status quo, life without chaos, is a good thing. It allows us moments of rest between the... Read more »

Top 10 list of awesome posts for this blog in 2013

One of the challenges of being a blogger is writing consistently. I’ve produced 70 blog posts since July 2013. So, to simplify your reading pleasure, I’ve created two top 10 lists for you. The first top 10 list is my “most read” list according to Google Analytics. So here goes: #10 – I survived returning... Read more »

When that missing person you know has been found

When that missing person you know has been found, you pray that the news will be good. You pray that the person is OK and just needed a moment away to figure things out. That was not to be for my friend’s family member. Joan Smith, reported missing earlier this week, has been found. Please... Read more »
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Farewell to Hopper

It’s been a special week around our house; a special kind of yuck, if you ask me. If it weren’t for my faith in God, my prayer life and my friends praying for me, I would never survive a week like this – a week where, amongst many other stressors, we had to say farewell... Read more »