Tag Archives: death

Oh, what a glorious morning

This coming Wednesday will be the non-official date when I received the full enchilada of my cancer diagnosis.  The “real” date was the 10th, but to me, it was the second week of school that counts more.  It is the … Continue reading

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I forgive you, Mom

“I will never leave you, Mom.” “I know, Vandie.  You never have.” It wasn’t long after that exchange of promise and appreciation that my friend, Vandie’s mom, passed away. Funny how no matter how much you do – how much … 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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Good news or bad – I will live ishfully ever after.

“Mom, are you awake?”  inquired my daughter last night as she peeked into my room. “Yes.  I am awake”.  I replied. “Dad was right.  Gwen was here.” And with that last pronouncement, she plopped a package on my bed and … Continue reading

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The most precious values

I was quite moved today, watching the funeral service for Corporal Nathan Cirillo.   This young man was gunned down last Wednesday while standing guard at the National War Memorial in Ottawa, Ontario. His death most certainly galvanized the Canadian … Continue reading

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Hospedi – bla-ha-sla-via means bon voyage!

If I had called Auntie Helen earlier in the day, she would likely have wondered why I was calling so early?  And what would I have said?  I had thought maybe I’d tell her I was playing hooky from school … Continue reading

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You Need a Goal

My Mom visited me in my dream the other night.  I love it when she visits although her visits have become less frequent over the past four years.  Of course, I don’t remember where I was at the time or … Continue reading

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