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Billy Graham

Well Dr Graham went home to heaven yesterday and everyone seems to be sharing their memories and stories of this amazing evangelist, known as America’s Pastor.  I too have stories! My first remembrance is when I was probably 4 years old.  We sat really high up in the Coliseum in LA and I remember that […]

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This is Us is Us!

Grief is part of the landscape of life. It made itself at home long ago and yet I realized its presence in a profound way when my life partner left earth. It is always there and I ignore it in the same way that I function with a low grade headache or keep eating popcorn […]

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62 years old in earth time! I miss you every day! 7 years since he went to heaven. 2555 days. 61320 hours.3,679,200 minutes. Nothing in our lives is the same since he left except our love for him as a husband and father. I am not sure how time or events or anything else is […]

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Seven

After Us I heard a statistic when I was first widowed that every cell in my body would be replaced in a seven year span, so that none of my cells now would ever have “known” Jim.  I googled that and it is not true! Seven is just a number and on the other side […]

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Get over it

This would have been our 37th wedding anniversary; it is one of those weird things that I am not sure how to word.  I am never clear on which verb tense I should use or whether or not I should keep counting the years at all.  It is so confusing sometimes! I used to say […]

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RIP Dinah

So we had this cat.  We got her in 1998 when she was a kitten and the kids were little.  We named her Dinah after Alice in Wonderland’s cat. Dinah was mostly Emily’s cat.  She loved to cuddle and sleep with us.  She had a season of not being nice and we often told her […]

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JCM

My best friend has said goodbye to both of her parents.  They are part of the great cloud of witnesses.  They have shaped my life as well as their 5 children, 15 grandchildren, 25 great grandkids and 2 great-great grandkids.  I cannot remember many childhood memories without this family.  They went to my church, gave me my first […]

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Jim Mason

Today Judy’s daddy went to be with Jesus!  And Jan, who held Jim’s hand for over 60 years had to let go and of it for now.  He was a neat man and I am so glad I had the privilege of knowing him and calling him “family” for many years.  He had a great […]

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My lessons of Grief So Far

6 years ago I began a new journey as a widow through the valley of the shadow of death.  I have learned a great deal about grief and death since then and I know I have a long way to go in that journey, but here are some of my thoughts so far. Death is […]

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Life with a big future full of dreams. Together. 36 years ago I said “I do”. Life was perfect. I was marrying the man God ordained for me. We made wedding plans. My dress was designed by me and sewn by a family friend as were the bridesmaid’s dresses. Rings were bought. Flowers ordered. Cake […]

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