Tag Archives: loss

Forging a New Journey

I know that most of the life I have known, on a practical level, is gone. Some of it eroded away by the “or sickness” and the “or for worse” of the marriage vow.  Some of it shattered by the … Continue reading

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Was I Supposed to Feed Him

  Twenty-five years ago I married my husband. This year in a marriage often prompts a public celebration, but we are choosing to just be the two of us. This is mostly because my husband has had both a stroke … Continue reading

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From King Size Bed to Twin

It was with intrigue that I first heard the phrase: “Aging is a diminishing experience”. I remember the time and place as a medical/ethical conference at Trinity Seminary in 2001. The guest speaker. who introduced this thought. was Vernon Grounds. … Continue reading

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Grieving a Loss That Does Not Leave

No one who is grieving compares one grief to another. Pain and loss are personal, not categorical. Pain is what the suffering person says it is. It is experienced as such and there is no comfort in hearing about someone … Continue reading

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I’m Going to Keep Singing

You say you want me to sing like when I was a child. It was fun to sing then. My voice was clear. I sang alone when I was three and everyone smiled. I harmonized at home as family and … Continue reading

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When “Thankful” Is a Choice

I am awakened this morning by the strong purr and gentle paw of my cat, Takker. I am reminded that he was given to me as a gift ten years ago today. He has been and is a source of … Continue reading

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Releasing What Is Gone

originally posted Feb 27 There is no doubt that aging involves loss. I have referenced processing loss as one of the essential ingredients to growing old gracefully. But how do we know when something is gone? There is, of course, the … Continue reading

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