Category Archives: Grief Anticipated

Bittersweet

For the past couple of weeks, while being distracted by Hurricane Harvey — all our Houston & Gulf Coast relatives are fine, thank the Lord, and with hardly any property damage — I also had our little dog‘s sudden decline … Continue reading

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Mom’s Bowl

Looking for something to toss a salad in, I pulled the middle Corningware mixing bowl from a set in the cabinet. The set belonged to my mother. Later, I washed the bowl and turned it up in the dish rack. … Continue reading

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Remembering Mom

My mom loved wearing necklaces. Several years ago, I realized she’d almost stopped wearing any. She couldn’t work the catches anymore. She had a few long necklaces that she could put on over her head–and double them if she wanted. … Continue reading

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Guest Post: “How My Baby Survived My Miscarriage”

Today, I’m thankful to share a post written by my wonderful writing buddy, Kelsey Gillespy. (Isn’t she cute??) We’ve been meeting for more than a year, once a week… or whenever we can between doctor visits and vacations and potty … Continue reading

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In Memory: A Bluebonnet Anniversary

oem>This post originally appeared on this blog On October 18, 2010. I re-post it in loving memory of Brent’s dad, Dr. Arnold Johnson, who has been gone for eight years now. One of the most distinctive symbols of Texas, besides … Continue reading

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A Long Moment of Silence

My mother died in January and I haven’t said a word about it online until now, more than five months later. Why the long silence? First, I didn’t want to post anything until the relatives were notified. After that was … Continue reading

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Empty Collar

One afternoon last week I took my scruffy old yellow Lab mutt to the vet… and came home alone. We adopted Aggie when she was about six months old. Her wide, goofy smile and mellow disposition won all our hearts. … Continue reading

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