Author Archives: happyheart

Closing the door

We all open and close doors every day: doors to our house or apartment, garage doors, office doors, classroom doors, bathroom doors, bedroom doors, car doors … on and on. Like everyone, I opened and closed a lot of doors today, … Continue reading

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Wedding RSVP

Last weekend Peter and I attended the wedding of a young woman who has a special place in our hearts. Besides being one of our daughter’s best friends, the bride spent a year living with us when she was in … Continue reading

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Forgiveness and a Cup of Coffee

The other day I was a jerk! I didn’t plan to be. I didn’t want to be. But I was. I behaved badly to say the least. I was in pain, as often seems to be the case when our good … Continue reading

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Those last few days

This week I am reliving those last few days before my Dad passed away one year ago. Last October 20th found my dad in the hospital. He was pretty much bedridden and unable to stand unless assisted by 2 people. … Continue reading

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New Every Morning

Morning glories are one of the most beautiful and easiest climbing vines you can grow in your garden or in pots. They are annual plants with slender stems, heart-shaped leaves, and trumpet-shaped flowers in pink, purple-blue, magenta, or white. Their romantic tendrils curl and … Continue reading

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A Walk to Remember

Yesterday I went for a walk with my 17 month old granddaughter, Madison Joy. It was a walk to remember. Basically, Maddie set the course and I followed – keeping watch. She toddled around observing the big wide world  and experimenting with her place in it. … Continue reading

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Betty lost her clothes

Betty lost her clothes the other day. Betty often loses her clothes. At the pool where we both attend Aquafit classes, it’s not unusual to see Betty wandering around checking the lockers in the change room because she’s forgotten where she left … Continue reading

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O Christmas Tree

I love my Christmas tree! I love it because when I look at it I see many of the people I love. I see my faithful husband, Peter, when I lift my eyes to the felt-on-cardboard yellow star so carefully stitched … Continue reading

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When All the Touchstones are Gone

A month ago my Dad died. Almost 2 weeks ago we moved my Mom, who deals with dementia,  into a seniors’ residence. Now we are beginning the lengthy process of tidying up and cleaning out the family home of 64 years. Most … Continue reading

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No More Goodbyes

I know that I know that I know that we are made for eternity. There’s a longing in every human heart for stability, for permanence, for things to be predictable and steady.  In the swirl and chaos of how fickle … Continue reading

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