Monthly Archives: December 2014


Out with the old and in with the new. At least that’s what many say as one year ends and a new one begins. Like most people, as the year ends, I often think back to the preceding twelve months … Continue reading

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Death has no Victory

I’ve been thinking about death a lot lately. Perhaps it is because it seems like 2014 was a year of loss, and while many of those losses did not come in the form of physical death, their impact was enough … Continue reading

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The first thought that came to my head as this post was forming there was, “Moving sucks”. As I thought about it though, I kind of decided that it isn’t moving that is so difficult per se, but rather that … Continue reading

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(Merry) Christmas

Tonight I sit alone in the quietness of our living room. My husband, exhausted from being out quite late last night, is already sound asleep. The two kids and future daughter-in-law are all downstairs. The TV is off. The tree … Continue reading

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The MS Grinch

I used to feel like I could conquer the world. I used to bake dozens and dozens of cookies every Christmas. Frosted ones. Sprinkled ones. Rolled, sandwiched…so many cookies. I used to shop two or three malls a day. And … Continue reading

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Honest Pain

The words that are written here are not the words that were supposed to be here. I had planned on writing words about babies and pictures and social media; words that would be relevant to several of the people who … Continue reading

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Season’s Greetings and Stressings

Every year it amazes me how Christmas just kind of sneaks up on me. The decorations begin appearing in the store in October. It seems ridiculous to be thinking Christmas as the trees are at the peak of their fall … Continue reading

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While looking for a greeting card the other day, I came across a pile of old photographs. They were all taken at some point in the 1990’s and each showed one or more of our kids. All five of our … Continue reading

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