honoring

Feb
11
A Cake Too Early

A Cake Too Early

My 4th grader’s son had a school fundraiser with a local bakery. We could order mini bundt cakes, to
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Sep
15
Gathering to Remember

Gathering to Remember

This past weekend, my family gathered in the coulee where I grew up to say goodbye to my grandmother. She
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Dec
07
Holiday Family Traditions

Holiday Family Traditions

My first grader came home with a project called “My Holiday Customs and Traditions.”  It included a list of questions
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Jul
10
A New Permanence

A New Permanence

I got my first tattoo five months after losing Iris.  Eight days before her due date.  I wanted to carry
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May
06

Light, Words, and Gathering

The only event on my calendar yesterday was a Luminary ceremony hosted by the loss support group of which I
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Apr
29

A Tree for All Seasons

A month after losing Nelle, we scattered her ashes to the coulee where I grew up.  I was still in
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Feb
09

Conversations at Home

We have “conversation starter” cards on our dinner table and every night we draw a card or two and go
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Dec
23
Ornaments, Revisited

Ornaments, Revisited

I was so devastated that Iris’s ornament did not arrive a few days ago.  Our holiday plans included letting
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Dec
20

Change in Plans

For the past few weeks, I have been doing well. There is an enjoyment to the holiday season that I
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Dec
16

Traditions Old and New

Christmas is always a magical time for me.  Our home growing up was always richly decorated for the holidays.  The
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