Our Dear Marylou

My summer started with a long-awaited lunch with one of my oldest and dearest friends. We wanted to get together ever since my mother died in March but, because I work at the local high school, we decided to wait until school was out so we could both relax and

The Third Month Is The Hardest…

They say the third month is the hardest. It’s after life goes back to normal for everyone but you. You understand and even expect it – but, even so, it’s very hard.  When someone close to you dies, the world goes from vivid color to black & white. Everything is

Maybe  It’s Time

Sometimes, you just need to go and have a little talk with yourself. When I was young and would get all worked up about something, my mom would say to me,“Laura Anne, you need to go and have a little talk with yourself.”   This meant that I needed to

My Sisters

I don’t have any sisters. On top of that, my mom and dad were only children — so I also do not have any aunts, uncles or first cousins. My family was very small and the number of women was even smaller. Throughout my growing up years, my mother, my

You Will Never Truly Understand {until it happens to you}

There are some things you just can’t know until you experience them. You think you know, but really you do not. Ultimately, you have to go through the journey yourself to truly understand. Losing my mother has been this way for me. I have walked alongside many friends who have

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