Tag Archives: grief

AT THIS VERY MOMENT

I celebrate many things. At the top of my list is my health. I can see well enough to drive, paint and play tennis. I can sing my heart out to a loving audience anytime I want to. I have amazing children whom I adore. All three are close to me, despite the physical distance with two of them. My deceased son, Jason, continues to live on in my music and songs. Continue reading

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My Podcast: Beside Me Always, Grief 2 Growth

I hope my story will help anyone navigating grief to hang on to hope. Continue reading

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CAN I KEEP THEM FOREVER?

When I found healing decades later, I was able to embrace my sad memories and discover insights from them. Continue reading

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LEMON TREE

My story about the overgrown lemon tree in my backyard does not carry a song. It does, however, accompany a painting that I finished last week. Continue reading

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MY ONE-YEAR ANKLEVERSARY

Ankle-versary = The anniversary date for breaking an ankle.
My ankleversary has brought me closer to the finish line. I will never be where I was before, but my finish line is about being able to move on from the injury. I’ve learned so much because of it. Continue reading

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THERE ARE NO WORDS

It turned out there were words for me to find and I’m really glad I could finally write something today for this blog. Anything that can pierce the numbness inside of me feels worth writing about, even if it is as simple as a visit with my daughter at the park. Continue reading

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CLOSE TO MY HEART

My blessings overwhelm me. I find myself whispering this: Thank you, God, for my wonderful children – for my beautiful music and songs – for my continued healing. Despite having an avulsion fracture on top of my broken fibula – I am going to be okay. Continue reading

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IT’S OKAY TO CRY AWHILE

I was listening to my song “In Every Smile.” Even though I sang those words to my children, I heard my parents saying those words to me. Despite the hot pain throbbing on both sides of my ankle, I kept going. I thought about my mother and father and I heard their comforting voices. I could feel their presence; they were on either side, holding me up. Continue reading

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I LONG TO ESCAPE

I couldn’t believe that I had ended up in this situation all because of slipping while hiking. My glorious dream of walking again in the sunshine would just have to wait a little longer. Continue reading

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HANG ON – PART 3

I am blessed with incredible friends. When a good friend would visit, I was distracted from sobbing my heart out. All the visits, meals, gifts, flowers, love and kindness were beyond anything I could have ever imagined.
In a few days, I will go back to see the foot doctor. I am praying and anticipating that I’ll be allowed to take my first steps again.
It’s all about those baby steps . . . Continue reading

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