She Will Always Be MY Mom

Mar 12

She Will Always Be MY Mom

“Do Today Well.”  These are the words I try to live by, these are the words my mom left with me.  This isn’t always easy, but I work hard to accomplish this goal, to make my family proud. It’s a challenge everyday, going through my life without her.  Last year in 3rd grade cancer snatched my mom from me.  “She will always be your...

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Twirling Delight

Feb 21

Twirling Delight

This past Sunday was Valentine’s Day and the girls and I had the chance to have a casual night of soup & sandwiches with Norv, Roz and Kate – Grandad, Nana and Aunt to the girls; “outlaws” to me ;-).  As we were sitting down, a new picture on the wall caught my eye.  It was a recent gift from one of the cherished Aussie cousins taken...

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The Echo of Legacy

Nov 10

One year ago today, our beloved Jen ran ahead.  The echo of her legacy is loud and clear.  If a picture is worth a thousand words, what is the value of testimony from those by whom one is known?  Certainly, our wealth resides in our relationships and by that measure Jen was truly rich.  Please join us by raising a toast to Jen and watching a surprise at home video...

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Love Your Journey

Oct 24

It was a Saturday morning and I was happy to have slept in.  As I awoke, I instinctively rolled over to say, “Good morning” … Empty pillow. It’s hard to believe, but it’s been nearly a year already (!) and yet these unsuspecting moments continue to jolt me.  I’m not sure that I understand all that much about grieving, but it is...

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Presence

Jul 27

“I am grateful to be present.” These were the words Jen said at a Bible study meeting we shared last fall. We were taking turns in the circle, sharing highs and lows of the week. The words from her were few – but so powerful. The rest of us babbled on – it was lovely to look at fall leaves out the window and feel the crispness in the air, and talk about the joy of...

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A Ring and An Eskimo Kiss

Jul 18

Jen used to wear a plain silver ring that simply said, “Free.”  She wore it because it reminded her of who she was and her eternal promise.  God had also given her the ‘name’ of “Free” years ago in a time of deep prayer and reflection.  It pointed to truth.  It was centering. Ironically enough, the girls and I found the ring while...

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