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Teenage Suicide is a Real Threat

This week one of my local area high schools lost two 17-year-old seniors within a day of each other. Both allegedly died of suicides. I do not know the details and I do not want to be unsympathetic to the families who are reeling from such unimaginable loss, so this blog post is not specifically […]

Losing Daddy

Grief is like a heavy invisible fog that settles around you and lifts you from the earth. You float while everyone else keeps on walking as if nothing has changed. But for you and your family everything is different.  Nothing else matters. The bank, your job, your bills, the dishes, the laundry… it all feels […]

Love is Kept Within Our Soul

This is the 12th post in the 15-Day Blog Writing Challenge. Sometimes it is through unexpected conversations with my children that I discover what I believe to be true. Instead of me guiding them, they are guiding me and solidifying my spiritual self. They give me perspective. They are pure of heart. They are what is […]

The Tragedy of Being Left to Die Alone

No one deserves to die alone. It is wrong. Whether you are nine years old or 109, the dignity of dying – especially when it is imminent and not a surprise – should be faced in the presence of loved ones. Before my grandmother, it was something I took for granted. To me it is […]