Category Archives: Sister

Patience is a Virture…I love you, Mom.

y mother recently admonished me to have more patience with life, my friends, and myself. Who better to teach me about patience than my mother? “The patience of Job” was said about her often. She raised five children, taught high … Continue reading

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Fidelity…Fideles…Faithfulness…

have a magnet on my fridge. It says, “Faithful Friend.” It is probably the most humbling gift that was ever given to me. Not because, I haven’t been a faithful friend, wife or mother, but because I never considered that … Continue reading

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Love and Loss…

ithin a few months of each other, I lost two very important things, the nuclear family that I had created was shattered by deception and divorce, and my sister was snatched from me by a prion disease called CJD. My … Continue reading

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Blog Sabbatical…

I will not be posting for a couple of weeks as I try to focus on my sister in her last days as well as work on several projects that I delayed in the days following my sister’s diagnosis. I … Continue reading

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The Dress…

It occurred to me this morning that it really makes no sense that the dress that you wear on the most important day of your life is a dress that you wear only once. It’s worn, cleaned and preserved perhaps … Continue reading

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What Would Your Eulogy Say?

So, I’m writing her eulogy..my brothers and I are both speaking. I have written it. I read it, I think I like it, I still need to have my editor read it..if I let him. Not sure, yet. She isn’t … Continue reading

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Wherein Life Imitates Art…

emember that book that mom read when our brother died? I was a baby barely six months old. You were home from school, and you took the night shift for mom many a night in those dark first few months. … Continue reading

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I Want to Hold Your Hand…

he girls trimmed and polished your nails last week. They used a hot pink nail polish that you would have loved. “The brighter the better” is what you would always say although Mother definitely disagreed. The trembling in your hands … Continue reading

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The Last Snow…

n Sunday, I drove home in the midst of big fat snowflakes. The boys were chattering in the backseat excited about the prospect of building a snow fort despite the snow doing little but melting the second that it hit … Continue reading

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My Children Amaze Me and Heal My Heart

Yesterday was the worst day of my life as I had to tell my parents, brothers, and nieces something that no one should ever have to tell another person. I thought telling my mom and big brother about the circumstances … Continue reading

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