Tag: losing a parent

Losing a parent: does time ever really heal?

Losing a parent: does time ever really heal?
Today marks exactly fifteen weeks since my father passed away. I remember so vividly the phone call from my sister, screaming “He’s gone, he’s gone” over and over. I’d had my bag packed to go see him that morning. I knew that time was running out and I had to get up there (Madison). I... Read more »

My Father, my friend

My Father, my friend
Early in the morning hours of August 2nd, my father took his last breath. I was not there; I had planned to but God works in mysterious ways and perhaps he did not want me to be there for that. I had decided the night before to wait until morning – the hospice nurse had... Read more »

Mother's Day is coming - is that good or bad for you?

Mother's Day is coming - is that good or bad for you?
Until I lost my own mother I at least looked a little bit forward to Mother’s Day. I used to imagine that my husband and kids would make it a special day for me. That just for one day I wouldn’t be the one taking care of everything and waiting on everyone. When that didn’t... Read more »
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