“Have you seen Dave?” I asked. I needed to get report from him before he left for the night. “He left early tonight,” replied Susan, “He got a call that his daughter got in a car wreck and died, about an hour and a half ago.” Oh. My. Gosh. And apparently he was in such […]
This post over at (in)Courage made me really start thinking about my Mom. Mother’s Day always brings up tough feelings in me. While everyone else is putting ribbons on balloons, choosing flower arrangements, or making dinner reservations, I sit home with my memories. True, I am a mother, and my kids usually do the Mother’s […]
This year isn’t a good year for me. I’m feeling the holes left by the missing people in my life, and it hurts. Add to that the fact that my Grandpa-in-law isn’t expected to live through the weekend, and it turned into an I-don’t-feel-like-Christmas. I decided to shoot some pictures of our Christmas tree, because […]
Some years are harder than others. This year is tough. Last year, not so much. I lost my Mom on February 5, 1994. I was 22 and 5 months pregnant with J at the time. 15 months prior to that, she had been diagnosed with squamous cell carcinoma of the jaw.