Category Archives: Family

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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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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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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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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Good for Your Health

A most astonishing fact was recently drawn to my attention: birthdays are good for your health. Studies have shown that people who have the most birthdays live the longest! As I approach yet another birthday, this truth is strangely comforting. Last year … Continue reading

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One Fantastic Long Weekend

Years ago I asked my friend’s mother, who was in her early 80’s at the time, what it was like to look back over her life. Did it seem long? Did the years pass quickly? After pondering for a moment she replied … Continue reading

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A Story of Babies and Dogs and Love

This is a story of babies and dogs and love.  Let me explain. At 9:21 pm two evenings ago our son and daughter-in-law gave birth to a beautiful baby girl. Because they’d been at the hospital since early morning, our daughter Bethany who … Continue reading

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