Monthly Archives: July 2018

Where Did the Time Go?

How does time fly by so quickly? I blinked. Now they are grown and gone. Friends and family are frozen in time. They just married. How can their children be grown adults? I remember them as toddlers. Where did the … Continue reading

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A Respite at the Lake

As I sit on the dock bench stretched out over the lake, an inner peace envelops me.  Worries cease. Boats pass leaving waves and ripples. A distant highway. Surrounded by nature’s embrace, I feel calm. Life assumes new meaning. Birds … Continue reading

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Sage Advice from an Elder

My mother succinctly declared one day when I was a teen that she found it difficult to fathom why an adult child would declare a family elder as incapable of living alone after a spouse passes. A church friend who … Continue reading

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Comforting Those Who Mourn

Flowers carried in and placed on the altar. The casket was draped in white. Music began. Choir sang.  Comfort offered to those mourning. Last words by a family member. Tears. Off to the cemetery with prayers graveside. Sometimes music is … Continue reading

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