Category Archives: Vulnerability

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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Time, TBI & Death


I hate death.  No.  Really.  I do.  I have not been on speaking terms with death since my Mom passed away when I was just 16, and she was in her early 50’s. My kitty with Kidney Disease had a … 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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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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When the Dysfunction Hits the Fan


Wow, this past seven days has been a whirlwind of research, phone calls, questions, more research, more questions and phone calls. At times it really does make my head spin. I had done research on places for my Dad and … 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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