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I’M SO THANKFUL

I believe that humor is a wonderful coping mechanism and I look for it, especially when I’m overwhelmed. Over the past few weeks even though I was faced with some intense challenges, there were many moments when I was heartily laughing out loud. Continue reading

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I’M THANKFUL FOR LIFE

When I am ready, perhaps you will be gone, but never gone from my heart. Wherever you are, I will know that you are waiting, listening and shining a light for me. Continue reading

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I’M GRATEFUL FOR THE GIFT I WAS GIVEN

This story is about my beautiful friendship with Joni whom I’ve known almost my entire life. I definitely will carry wonderful memories from our time together in Yosemite last week. Continue reading

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MY SOUL I WOULD RESTORE – PART 2

I was so thrilled when she said, “Judy, I want you sitting next to me after I have surgery – playing your guitar!” Continue reading

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YOU UPLIFT, YOU ARE MY GIFT

Feel my hug always. You will live on for me in my songs. I especially feel you in “Never Gone Away.” I want to see your smile so that it will be frozen in my mind and embedded in my heart. Continue reading

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MY SOUL I WOULD RESTORE – PART 1

My trip to Yosemite in the winter was fantastic and during the day the sun was shining and warm. I would be meeting Sandra Callahan in Yosemite. How amazing it was that I was taking a trip I never expected in order to meet a fellow blogger! Continue reading

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JUST ANOTHER NIGHTMARE

My friend was in a place of horror. Within a moment her life had changed forever. The complacency of living without fully appreciating one’s health can evaporate in an instant. She and her husband were facing the worse case scenario. She felt that at best, the cancer would be advanced Stage 2. In a few days, they would know. Her husband would be having a scan to determine whether the tumor had spread. She said, “If it’s in his lungs or brain, he’s a goner.” Continue reading

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SOMEONE I NEVER DREAMED I’D FIND

Then I came across a long hand-written note from Cheryl. As I read it, I began to feel the familiar ache of grief. It was not only familiar; it was welcomed. She was with me the rest of the evening as I cried and cried. Now that my tears have returned, I am connected to life once again. Continue reading

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CHILDHOOD DISAPPEARS

“Only Tears” represented a sense of finality for me about a chapter in my life that was ending. I knew it well when I wrote the song, and sharing the song with my friends that were leaving on world travels made the song even more poignant. My song was a goodbye to my college friends. It was also a goodbye to singing and songwriting, as well. Continue reading

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I’VE BURIED MY SADNESS

My clarity now is that part of the reason that I am writing is to share my optimism and hope. That purpose has come to me in “glimmers,” and it is now going to fuel me. Sharing hope with other people feels great! Yesterday, I realized that I have no desire to do anything other than what I am currently doing.
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