Monthly Archives: September 2011

Helplessly Hoping Her Happiness Hovers Nearby, Awaiting a Word

Losing Hope for A Time I think that saddest thing about grief is losing hope.  For example, when we have some physical problem, say a root canal, or a broken bone, we don’t go into that time of suffering thinking … Continue reading

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God… and Steve

Usually daily life implies the mundane, typical or usual…nothing to write home about, as we used to say back in the day (and if you are 30 and younger–please stop saying back in the day), when letter writing, rather than twitter, … Continue reading

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Miriam Place

We live in a neighborhood with a misnamed street.  You see, our neighborhood is Sherwood Forest, and the other streets are Castle Drive, Jester Court, Friar Road, etc.  You get the idea.  Our street however is called Miriam Place.  That’s … Continue reading

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What Do the Grieving Folks Do?

Well, that was quick; I shared all my deep sadness, and then had one post about how I got better.   Smile.  Of course there were so many long, grueling, and dark days where minutes truly did seem like hours. … Continue reading

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Waterbed/Diet Coke/Watershed

You sent for me, sir? Yes, Clarence. A man down on earth needs our help. Splendid! Is he sick? No. Worse. He’s discouraged. In the days following the loss of our baby, we tried to get back to normal, but … Continue reading

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Trip to the Vet Yields Epiphany

Sometimes your pets can teach you a lot about God, and in ways that you don’t expect. This week I had to take our beloved cat,  Charlie, to the vet due to his alarming weight loss. Finding out that he … Continue reading

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Lost Treasure III

The change from calm, respectful reverence to full-blown panic and despair in just a few seconds is a curious thing. The feeling I had as I hung up the phone was one of being punched in the stomach, while simultaneously … Continue reading

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