Category Archives: courage

The Memorial on May 4, 2013


Richard and I arrived at the church about an hour before the memorial was scheduled to begin; the volunteer coordinator would be meeting us there.  We arrived and the volunteer coordinator met us in the kitchen, shortly after the pastor … Continue reading

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Pre-Memorial


I apologize for my distinct lack of desire to relive this, but alas, it’s history, it’s not ‘flowing’ or coming out as easily as other writings have…it’s overwhelming at times and I just have to step away and take a … Continue reading

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Day 3 (continued) and Day 4 with Dad


[Please note the actual events happened on the days and dates in parenthesis.  I really had great intentions of communicating this to you, dear readers, but like many thoughts lately, it’s there and then, poof, it’s gone!  I’m sorry for … Continue reading

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Day 3 with Dad


Day 3 with Dad (Friday, April 19, 2013) I wish I had happier news that Dad had turned the corner and things looked up, but that was not to be. Reluctant Heart had promised to meet with Richard, Dad, and … Continue reading

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This Beautiful Community


I had heard of this community’s generosity last year at a doctor’s appointment.  The nurse and I were talking and she said this community raised a hefty sum of money for a woman who needed a specialized wheelchair.  No one … Continue reading

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Will You Send Your Love?


If you pray, pray.  If you send intentions, intend away.  Energy?  Warm thoughts?  Anything positive, and if you feel so moved, please do. I had a different post in mind but it got derailed after reading an e-friend’s blog and … Continue reading

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Anniversary, Traumaversary or Survivorversary


I swore I wouldn’t blog about this, but as much as I tried to avoid it yesterday, the little wounded heart and brain both said, “It was 10 years ago today…and we still hurt.” Ten years ago yesterday another unfortunate … Continue reading

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Step One: Changing Focus


For anyone who has walked the 12-Steps, you know it begins with admitting we are powerless over our own, or, our loved one’s addiction, and our lives have become unmanageable. Some have inserted the words “powerless over other people, places, … Continue reading

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Why I Said No to Suicide [updated May 23, 2012]


(Written several weeks ago, I had hoped to post it sooner, but have been offline more often than online.) A previous post mentions a person threatening suicide on Facebook.  There is probably nothing else on earth I take more seriously … Continue reading

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TED Talks: Listening to Shame / Vulnerability is Courage by Brené Brown


““Vulnerability is our most accurate measurement of courage.”” — Brené Brown I have watched this video and have to say it’s one of those with a great ‘takeaway message.’  Having grown up as I did, never really feeling good about … Continue reading

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