Category Archives: Good-byes

The Power of Hidden Pain

It’s a new season. One that I’m terribly grateful for because a few hours here or there last winter could have changed everything. The protection I had in the midst of that still can take my breath away. I was … Continue reading

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The House that (re)Built Me

This week we handed the keys of our lake house to a new family. While I’d cried many times during the process of letting this ‘real estate’ go, I only teared up once during the closing. It was when I … Continue reading

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My Treasured Friend – Marilyn Crosland

I’ve decided that it is impossible to say good-bye to a woman who has left such a profound impact upon my life. What began as a ‘business’ agreement to teach piano to Debralyn, and later Josh, turned into a deep connection … Continue reading

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On Bedbugs and Bowls. And Grace.

Here’s some interesting (sobering) facts about bedbugs. They can live up to a year without ‘feeding’. A female may lay up to 5 eggs a day. They can fit through a crevice thinner than a credit card. They inject a … Continue reading

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A reminder from my mom

I learned much more from my mom than simply how to plant a garden or transpose music from sharps to flats. I used to think that I have lived most of my life without her influence. But, that’s not true. … Continue reading

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That Time of Year Again

MONDAY NIGHT – AUGUST 12 All her stuff is back in her dorm room at Moody. Well, not all her stuff. Just the stuff that she thinks she needs to live the life of a college senior. She acknowledged that … Continue reading

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In-Between the Good-byes and the Reunions

 (Deb M. gave me permission to let you eavesdrop on our recent Facebook “conversation”.  The “Texans” are her son, daughter-in-law, and grandson.) DEB M’s FACEBOOK STATUS…Texans are on their way home…not so sure I want to clean up just yet…think I’ll leave … Continue reading

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