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bat

In November, I was speaking with someone in my office and noticed this furry thing hanging on the wall outside my window. It actually took me a few minutes to realize I was looking at a small bat. Well, that surely…

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christmas

I had no idea the community of people who visit grave sites on Christmas day. All ages. All kinds. It’s the mirror opposite of the birth stories of Jesus. Here we come to pay our respects to those who…

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toilet paper

About two years ago Mom came clean with us. No pun intended. She was spending the night with Max. I’m not sure where Bob and I were but Mom started bringing her own toilet paper to our house. I can’t remember…

gratitude grief spirit

Thanksgiving

  Oh friends, there is so much to be grateful for. I awoke at 6am and accompanied by my faithful friend Cody spent a few hours finishing the preparation for today’s dinner. Last night I posted on Facebook the…

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faces

About a month ago, I was at the visitation of my grandma’s brother, Norman.  His 12 children lined the communion rail. As we made our way through, I was struck by how much they each favored one parent, or were…

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feathers

Seriously mom? Feathers? Isn’t this just a bit too stereotypical? See, I have been noticing feathers on my path for weeks. From tiny ones inside my house (that don’t look anything like the down in my comforter) to all…

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peach rose and glass bud vase

I carried pasta, bread, grapes, muffins and a peach rose to the back door of my neighbors. I had just heard that John’s sister had died that morning, from her journey with lung cancer. I had known this time…