Category Archives: Grief

Synchronicity (#1) – The perfect words arrive at the perfect time

When my own words fail me, I seek others with greater ¬†talents. When you look, you find. It happens all the time.¬†And so it was again this past week when a dear friend lost her brother. It’s sad, it’s painful, … Continue reading

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The earth shifted … they’re off to college again

Every now and then the earth shifts and things appear upside down. What used to be true is suddenly no longer true. There was no seismic event in my world this week, but the ground shook and things seem out … Continue reading

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Everyone cried when they said goodbye. Why didn’t I?

I know everyone’s talking about the new iPhone or Syria today, and this is a milestone post for me – #100, which I had intended to honor somehow, but I’m still processing and digesting the new empty-nester life. This may … Continue reading

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Week 1 – 10 Things I like about being an empty-nester

One week ago we dropped off our youngest at university. It was a classic change-vs-transition moment. With a hug and a wave she was gone. One minute we were busy, daily hands-on parents, and the next we were distant, virtual, … Continue reading

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Arrivals and Departures bring Focus and Intensity

Tis a season of comings and goings. Arrivals and departures. Hellos and goodbyes. Some for the first time. Some for the last. A child arriving home from summer school is once again a perfect delight. The child departing for college … Continue reading

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You don’t really know, until it happens to you

Do you have a plan for “What If ….. an intruder breaks into your house in the middle of the night”? My scaredy-cat plan for that scenario is along the lines of locking myself into my room and calling the … Continue reading

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THE dreaded phone call that changes everything

If the phone rings in the middle of the night, my heart jumps up into my throat. Before I can even pick up the phone I’m already thinking ‘OMG someone has died. Something terrible has happened’. I’ve been conditioned by … Continue reading

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