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Smiles , and Littles, and Bears, Oh My

My Love adored our grandchildren. One of his last wishes was that they never forget him. While I don’t believe anyone will let that happen, I wanted something concrete to give each of them for the holidays that would be a reminder of Grandpa. Thanks to a connection through my sister-by-choice Wendi, Bridgette at The…

A Child's Views are Best

Especially this year because it’s Christmas Eve and I just don’t feel it… When I was a child, this day was filled with anticipation and tradition. Time to light the last candle of the advent wreath that was always on the coffee table. The last day of being good so Santa would bring presents. Always…

Holidays and Grief

I posted this on 21 November 2019. The message bears repeating. Firsts are hard. Let’s face it, every holiday will be difficult from now on. So I am going to be real for a bit. Things look different to me now. Shopping and large crowds- out. Material things that will be forgotten- a waste. The…

Friendship and Birthday Cake

“When we honestly ask ourselves which person in our lives mean the most to us, we often find that it is those who, instead of giving advice, solutions, or cures, have chosen rather to share our pain and touch our wounds with a warm and tender hand. The friend who can be silent with us…