It is hard to believe, but today marks one year since my mother went to heaven. I was going to write ‘since I lost my mother’ – but, as my friend Debbie reminded me recently, I haven’t lost her at all. She is safe and I know exactly where she is. Thank you, Jesus. I…

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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 enjoy the day. Work ended…

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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 the same – and, yet,…

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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 lost their mothers. I thought…

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If you know me, you will be very surprised to hear me say that I am tired of the snow. I’ve worked for our county school system for a very long time, and snow days are the best kind of surprise during a long winter. Oh, how I love to wake up in the morning to…

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