Tag Archives: Grief

The Bright Colors He Favored’

We stood in our grandfather’s closet, five granddaughters taking in his treasures. Time advanced through the neat rows: Skinny ties replacing wider versions, oversized frames replacing sleeker ones. At the funeral we tied his silk scarves in our hair, around … Continue reading

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The Tree

My mother died at almost 95, and I needed to walk to the tree. That’s what my son would say after we planted a Texas redbud in Riverside Park 18 years ago. His father had died two years before, when … Continue reading

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Grief

Sometimes we find ourselves in life’s valleys – but it’s okay, because that’s were all the power is.  – Glennon Dale Positively Purging-I welcome your feedbacks in the comments and your likes and passing the real life wisdom on to … Continue reading

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Managing the holiday rollercoaster … Emotional honesty

 Ask yourself, “What am I feeling?” You may know you feel “bad,” but are you specifically feeling sad to not see your grandmother — or your grandchildren? Anxious about being alone for the holidays? Guilty that you’re not at all upset that … Continue reading

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Hope Everlasting

The week before Christmas, two months after my mom died, holiday shopping and decorating sat at the bottom of my priority list. I resisted my husband’s attempts to comfort me as I grieved the loss of our family’s faith-filled matriarch. … Continue reading

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