Tag: memories

Christmas Treasures

We don’t do a lot compared to much of America’s Christmas decorating.  I considered not decorating at all since it is a “different kind of Christmas” as Mark Schultz’s beautiful song puts it, due to the loss of a family member. Thinking about Dickens’…

After Losing a Child – Has it really been a year?

Has it really been a year?  It still feels the same. Shortly after our daughter Laurie’s passing last October, a new acquaintance shared her story of loss of a child. Her tone of voice let me know she meant to comfort me by saying, “Don’t…

Some of the Important People in My Life

Whether we realize it our not, there are important people in our lives. Some have likenedthe people journey to a canvas – some people make such an impact in our lives, that they become part of the permanent background.  My sisters are like that…

After Losing A Child – Meltdown at TJMAXX

  Eucalyptus Honey. That’s what did it. Twenty years ago I went to Spain and brought each of our kids something back that I thought would resonate with them. Laurie’s gift was Eucalyptus Honey. She loved it, and joked when it was gone that I…

After Losing A Child – Observing Others’ Healing

One of the women in our Donor Family online group was remarried recently. It is so encouraging to see her find love and celebrate life and marriage again – now – in the present. Her past was there too as her first husband’s organ…

Remembering…

This Monday was Memorial Day in the U.S. and we did a lot of remembering. Besides  recalling and mourning the fallen soldiers, we also remembered other bittersweet life events. Loss of loved ones military and otherwise, loss of relationships we thought would last a…

The Gift of Seven and other Giving Traditions

Seven Christmas Ideas to celebrate meaningfully  The Gift of Seven – You may have difficult people in your life as I had. People for whom you struggle to remember good memories. It took years to realize that was the gift they wanted, and some…

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