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The Saga of Changing the Facebook Page…

Oh man.  I thought it would be easy breezy to just change the privacy setting on my existing Facebook page from public to a closed group.  Nope.  After searching and searching and searching for the answer, I found it, as … Continue reading

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Changing the Facebook page…

I’m so encouraged by the response I received from my most recent post.  Sooooo many emails and a couple of public responses.  I thank all of you for your kind words.  It meant a lot to me to hear, not … Continue reading

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A personally tough winter…

This past winter has been one of the toughest for me personally for a couple of reasons. One is health related and one is house related.  I’ll start with the latter… In December of last year, we had a flood … Continue reading

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Merry? Not so much…

We are firmly in the midst of the holiday season.  Decorations are up for Thanksgiving and Christmas already (!).  Most retail commercials are featuring Santa and Christmas music.  Everywhere you look, everything you do is a reminder.  I thought I … Continue reading

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When an old man dies…

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Learning to swim….and surf….

Or surf… Grief does come in waves.  Often they are powerful and overwhelming and you can see them coming.  Sometimes they come out of nowhere and surprise you or knock you to your knees where you stand.  There is no … Continue reading

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Do You…

The attached photo was taken over the summer on a rainy, chilly day.  It was just so cozy and something compelled me to take the picture.  You may notice the Christmas lights I still have hanging.  When the Christmas season … Continue reading

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Grief is like a shipwreck….

Brilliant analogy. Read the whole article here.

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Dragon grieves…

During the school year, I babysit two days a week for my grandchildren (5, 3 and less than 1).  When the baby goes down for a nap it gives me and the older two an opportunity to spend some good … Continue reading

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It’s not my job….

As I was reading through a variety of blog articles and comments recently, one woman’s comment jumped off the page at me.  The writer stated that bereavement counseling wasn’t helpful because it didn’t take away her grief, that the counselor didn’t … Continue reading

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