Category Archives: Grief Anticipated

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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Sisterhood Challenge

If you’ve been hearing a lot of noise online lately, and it wasn’t heavy metal bands on YouTube, you just might have wandered within earshot of the Soli Deo Gloria Sisters. Yes, it’s gotten a little rowdy over here, what … Continue reading

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Truest Life… Epilogue

The purpose of this post is to thank everyone for the kind, sympathetic and supportive comments I received on Truest Life, published March 15. As my thank-you gift to you, I thought I’d share how the piece came to be, … Continue reading

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Truest Life

Truest Life By Janice C. Johnson For Martha… Just last week, a lost crayon might have caused you untold consternation. But now such troubles seem insignificant because bigger things occupy your mind. The real, grownup world waits just behind a … Continue reading

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A Time for Silence

Hello, Friends, Normally you see a new post here twice a week. But now a beloved member of my extended family is gravely ill. I do not expect to blog over the next week or so. Rather than just disappear … Continue reading

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