Category Archives: trials

Undone; Worth the Read

Oh boy, oh boy, oh boy; my heart shouted yes before I’d even finished reading the blog post. Yes, sign me up to be on the launch team for the book: Undone, A Story of Making Peace with an Unexpected … Continue reading

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Grateful or Grinchful

One, two, three, GO. It’s how I feel about the holiday season. One day I’m noticing the leaves are just beginning to change colors, and the next I’m like, ‘Holy Smokes! I need to get moving!” It’s time to buy … Continue reading

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Finding My Silver Lining

I did not expect to lose it in the shower. I was fine before I got in. But as my hands gently scrubbed my scalp and my mind began to wander, I considered all the tasks I needed to get … Continue reading

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5 Things To Remember When Facing a Challenge

  “What if I come in last?”  It was a valid question. I needed to answer carefully. “Well,” I began, “what if you don’t?” I could see the shift in her eyes, the change her in stance, as she considered … Continue reading

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How Paris Ruined Me

Once when my daughters were young, I had the opportunity to go to Paris with my mother and mother-in-law. Seeing Notre Dame, Sacre Coeur and the Louvre, the trip was nothing less than magical. Exploring the streets of Paris, walking … Continue reading

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Advice for My Younger Friends…

photo courtesy of:  http://carmelharrington.com/2013/05/03/my-mind-says-im-in-my-20s-my-body-says-yeah-right/ How old are you again? What year were you born? Are you fifty yet? That’s what happens when you get old! Enough already. For all the years I’ve been a mother to children who could speak, … Continue reading

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Listening to Grace

When I called her back, I had no idea how the conversation would go. Because I thought she’d called to check-in, to suggest we get together soon, spend an hour over lunch catching up on life. I was wrong. She’d … Continue reading

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Join the Club: When it’s Time to Pay It Forward

photo source: http://community.sparknotes.com/2010/08/19/blogging-wuthering-heights-part-10 The older woman looked down into the stroller and smiled, “How old is she?” “Eight weeks,” I answered. We went on to chat about babies and sleep and 2:00 am feedings while she rang up my clothing … Continue reading

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Choosing to Live Your Best Life

photo source: http://bestcookingoilswallpaper.blogspot.com/2012/08/lasagna-pan_31.html It was Sunday and we were having lasagna, food a friend cooked for us, something others often do when you lose a loved one. It was then that I did it. I reached into my pantry and … Continue reading

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Tom Petty, Dominoes & Lessons I’m Learning

photo source: http://www.insidesocal.com/tomhoffarth/2013/04/30/books-were-just-going-to-have-to-wait-for/ I think Tom Petty nailed it.  Because truly, when the stakes are high, when our hearts are invested, when we want to know what the future holds oh so badly, the waiting is the hardest part. The … Continue reading

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