Category Archives: Personal

A Snoopy Kind of Day

“Stacey, looking at your paper-work and all you and your family have been through this past year – go for it!  Do things while you are healthy and can enjoy life.” At first, I was very happy to hear these … Continue reading

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Standing on the precipice from winter to spring

Standing on the precipice from winter to spring – it seems that time just stands still.  There is no hurry.  The ground still sleeps.  It takes time to wake up having slept so long and so deep.  Like my body, … Continue reading

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The message revealed in the lyrics

“Beneath this snowy mantle cold and clean The unborn grass lies waiting For its coat to turn to green The snowbird sings the song he always sings And speaks to me of flowers That will bloom again in spring” Read … Continue reading

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Not grey but pure silver

“I want to feast on life, not fear.”  ( Her words are silver threads that spin a tapestry of courage in the face of adversity.  She wears it like a badge of honour, shielding her from her memories.  The earthquake shook … Continue reading

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Silver Threads

Tiny bits of tinsel tumble to the ground I look at myself in horror and realize what I’ve found Bits of silver and bits of grey that made my healing clear Have taken leave of my head and headed out … Continue reading

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When all is said and done

When all is said and done, what do I do?  I am terrified that I will slip back into my life of day-by-day.  I am terrified that the pace of life will pick up.  I am terrified that I will … Continue reading

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Narrowing the Distance

Imagine my delight this morning when I saw “this” as my son, Ben’s, new facebook status! It is so comforting to know that my boy – so far away from home – is thought of to such a degree! This … Continue reading

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A good ending?

The story unfolded in every detail My highs and my lows were no longer veiled The journey was long and arduous at best I think I have finally been able to rest No doubt there’ll be more and more healing … Continue reading

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It Lurked

It lurked around the corner.  Stealth.  Ready to pounce.  Not all at once.  No, slow and steady fit the bill. She went about her day in a merry way, thinking the way was clear.  The threat had passed.  The day … Continue reading

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Ode to the Radish

Whatever the reason, I am craving radishes. Yesterday, the little bag of pre-prepared red delights practically jumped into my hands in the grocery store. They were the first things I unpacked when Kevin and I came home.  I ripped open … Continue reading

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