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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