Category Archives: Personal Growth

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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Days 9 and 10 with Dad (Thurs. April 25 and Friday, April 26, 2013)


Days 9 and 10 with Dad (Thursday, April 25 and Friday, April 26, 2013) With uncle taking the day shift of being with Dad, Richard and I went back to Dad’s assisted living apartment; it’s the only place I knew … Continue reading

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Day 5 with Dad (Sunday, April 21, 2013)


Day 5 with Dad (Sunday, April 21, 2013) Dad is declining, slowly.  Sometimes his hands and feet are warm, and sometimes they’re cold as ice.  I know this is a natural process and I appreciate the comfort, confidence and calmness … 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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Of Dreams and Nightmares


I decided against leaving this event, or events, to the ages; nothing is quite as unsettling as nightmares based in reality.  I wasn’t sure I would want to remember.  But then, I thought if this happened to someone else, what … 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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Holding On and Letting Go: A Foundational Piece to TBI


It had been an idea in the back of my head all year long, to once again try my hand at selling on eBay.  Motion would back this idea whenever I found something I could, “Flip on eBay”, as I … 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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This Beautiful Tapestry


“You will find as you look back upon your life that the moments when you have really lived are the moments when you have done things in the spirit of love.”

As I spend time off-line, healing and completely off my normal routine, something struck me and I just HAD to share.  You have NO idea how grateful I am to each and every one of who stop by, maybe leave a comment, share a joke, breath-taking photos,share about your hobbies, your lives, your hearts.  In turn, I get to go look at your blog…

I am so grateful to each and every one of you.  I’m looking at this beautiful tapestry of lives being woven together in front of me and all I can do is stand in silent awe, my heart an endless well of gratitude.  Your stories, your character, your sharing life-changing truths, laughter and tears, and experiences are all shaping my life in a most beautiful way.

I just wanted to say thank you.  You’re making a difference in my life, and I am grateful.  🙂 

You will find as you look back upon your life that the moments when you have really lived are the moments when you have done things in the spirit of love.”

  —  Henry Drummond

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