Tag Archives: grief

Reminder to “Be Still…”

When you are trying so hard to ignore the words that are causing unintentional hurt. When you hint, but the hints are not recognized. When every word they speak is like a knife driving deeper but you take it because … Continue reading

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What Dances in Your Potato Salad

  I share this story from time to time. I can’t recall now how long ago it has been, but I’ll guess nearly ten since my husband has been gone over five years. It still makes me smile. This is … Continue reading

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Memories and Growth

Memories can be an amazing gauge. How far have you come?  Have you healed? Have you grown? Have you distanced yourself from the pain you felt back then, whether it was physical, mental or emotional? That is one of the … Continue reading

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March Seventh; When One Realizes Life’s Journey Isn’t a New Normal

What is normal? How and where do we find it hiding? Or is it actually what ever we are dealing with at the moment, even should it be uncomfortable and unwanted? How do we come to accept that change is … Continue reading

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February Twenty-first; Thoughts on Dealing With Grief and its Relative, Depression

“Like sand through the hour glass, so are the days of our lives.” For some, a well remembered line from a soap opera. Grief, flows like the tide. At its worst, flowing in and covering all that would seem happy. … Continue reading

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February Thirteenth; The Sun Will Come Out Tomorrow

I’m sitting here listening to the rain falling and my windchimes playing. Both are a gentle, calming sound. One that is welcomed and appreciated. Yesterday was one of those hit the floor running days that didn’t stop until I finally … Continue reading

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January Twenty-eighth; What We Are Told

Depression does not care who you are, or what you have. Grief is the monster lurking in the shadows, waiting its opportunity. I’ve been sitting here staring out the window at the once again overcast sky. Another winter storm is … Continue reading

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January Twenty-sixth; In Honor, Memory and Love

It would have been today. It would have been our thirty-seventh anniversary, but he was called home to Heaven and I am here. Today though, I remember, and I miss. I remember that first time we talked. I was just … Continue reading

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January Seventh; New Thoughts on First Steps and Memories

Memories and continued new first steps. The following was written on June seventh of 2017. Over the course of passing time, I have faced many various types of days. The days like the following when I was still working to … Continue reading

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December Twenty-seventh, Inner Thoughts and Gifts as The Year Wanes

There is a reason we are warned not to envy others. There are reasons we are told not to compare our self with others. And yet…so many of us do that very thing. As I have said before, I speak … Continue reading

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