Tag Archives: Mom

There will never be another good-bye

It was five years ago today;  I walked alone to the entrance of Royal Victoria Hospital – on the sidewalk leading to you.  But you were not there… you were already walking beside me;  You were already holding my hand. … Continue reading

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Oh no you can’t!

I need her voice to whisper yet The secrets buried deep I did not pay attention then So the secrets she did keep To mix, to fold, to roll and pinch I have not yet got the touch They were … Continue reading

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I will always be with you

Mother’s Day No matter how old, no matter what circumstance, I still miss my Mom on Mother’s Day. My daughter wandered into my room yesterday morning to plan what we were going to do.  The boys had gone diving, so … Continue reading

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I will always be with you, Stacey

Where does courage come from? I am not sure it was ever something I learned as a sit-down lesson.  Of course, the best lessons are never those learned while sitting.  (Ask any of my students!)  The best lessons are those … Continue reading

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I think I can, I think I can…

The dawn began for me at 4:00 this morning.   That was no great surprise since my day ended yesterday at 7 pm!  I guess this last batch of chemo is having an accumulative impact on my hemoglobin.  Thank God … Continue reading

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Dear Mom: I could use a little advice.

Dear Mom: It has been such a long time since we have talked and there is so much to tell you.  I really don’t know where to begin. It will be four years since you passed away this November 12. … Continue reading

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