As Oliver Hardy was known to say to his partner Stan Laurel, "Well isn't this a fine mess you've gotten us into...?, I believe it is apropos in this time for all of us. Let's face it, the likes of this virus pandemic have not been seen in over 100 years. I am shocked by … Continue reading Well Isn’t This a Fine Mess
As I sit in the quiet of my home following the social distancing and shelter in place order that we are under in the State of Michigan, I am struck by the absolute devastation the whole world has suffered in the last few months. We are being attacked by a pandemic virus that has not … Continue reading My Soul Is Thirsting For You
It's tuff to change your way of life at a moments notice. It's tuff to realize during a world-wide pandemic that you are vulnerable It's tuff to hear a little girl holler across the street to ask me if I am a Granny. It's tuff to know a lot of my friends in the service … Continue reading Tuff Stuff
The phrase comes to mind as we are facing this hideous pandemic called Covid-19. As all of us who have been deemed non-essential are sheltering in place, we are called upon to cordon ourselves off from friends and family and really life as we know it. It's tough being by myself. This would be a … Continue reading ..and We’ll Rise Up
I have been wanting to tell this story since November 20, 2019..but its taken me until tonight to decide where to start. On November 19, 2019 I had a Dr. appointment with my Primary Care Physician. When I walked in they handed me the new depression screening paperwork. I answered all the questions "yes" except … Continue reading Miracle On Quail Run Drive
My darling Sam, I can't believe it is the Year 2020 already. On May 14th you will be gone 8 years. It seems like yesterday to me. Hoping against hope, I pray you hear me when I talk to you, ask for help finding things, and even sleep with me at night. You told me … Continue reading Dear Sam, Is it Time?
With the Holidays behind us, we now have time to “re-group” more or less and give ourselves a “break” from all the noise around us. Hoping this will help all of you out there reeling from a recent and painful loss, and those not quite able to find peace in being alone. Please feel free to comment on this post from almost 6 years ago..Grieve is a journey..Baby steps…
We who have suffered a loss do get weary, the grief makes us weary and with all the turmoil going on in the world, sometimes it is more than we can bear. With the holidays here it brings memories of happier times and those damn Christmas Carols playing “I’ll Be Home for Christmas” and the like, it’s hard to get through some days. As the saying goes “life goes on”. No one mentions if that’s a good thing. It goes on, but it is never the same for us.
Okay, so how do we try to lighten our load, so to speak? Here are a few ways I am finding to bring some peace back into my heart. One way is spiritually, not the “Long Island Medium” kind but the belief that God is always with us and if we ask for his help he will give us what we…
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It will be 8 years this May since I lost Sammy, I miss him more everyday but wanted to share this post again. Here’s to all our greatest memories. Love you big guy..
Throughout the two weeks before Christmas my mood was tempered by the knowledge that Sam would not be with me for the holiday and that took some of the joy out of the season.
No matter what, this holiday was going to be a challenge for everyone. The nation as a whole is struggling with a lot. We will all get along with less. No huge presents for the Grandkids or ourselves. No gift exchange with extended family, and I missed shopping for presents, as I am a shopaholic it was quite hard on me.
Even my trip to Chicago lacked some luster due to the fact I only really had money for the train trip. But I…
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This time of year I hear from a lot of people who have suffered loss, about how to get through the holidays by themselves. It's a heartbreaking situation for sure, and hopefully there is extended family and friends that the holiday can be shared with. Nothing will be the way it was from now on, … Continue reading An Attitude Of Gratitude
This is a thought that only makes those who are grieving feel even more alone. I am mostly speaking to the newly bereaved. Their first Thanksgiving or Christmas without their loved ones who have passed. I have been there. Fortunately for me, the kids had not moved to Atlanta yet and I was able to … Continue reading Here Come the Holidays