You’re Still You

Hearing from a childhood friend recently made me realize what different paths our lives have taken. Oh, my gosh! How did we ever recognize each other? So much has changed since the times we often sat in the street in our rural town, building our own little roads out of … Read more…

Changed from the Way We Were

That person your parents, family, high school or other old friends remember no longer exists. And we should be happy about it. She has seen so much and been through so much. The person you used to know is gone! And her family and friends today cannot always handle the woman … Read more…

You are the average of the 5 people…

…you spend the most time with. Until a few years ago, I would have agreed wholeheartedly that we are the average of the five people we spend the most time with. Those we associate with bend and shape us in their molds, while we influence them far more than we … Read more…

Miramar National Cemetery

This was the weekend for my husband’s grave at Miramar National Cemetery to be dedicated as his final resting place on earth and for it not to be disturbed until our Savior returns. Loving family friends took care of this special prayer for me. Miramar National Cemetery is the extension … Read more…

Little did I know…

Little did I know when I scheduled my last post about grief that before it ever appeared online, my own husband would suddenly pass away. I have been acutely sensitive to those who make thoughtless comments about and to those who are grieving, and I’ve personally lost relatives, friends and … Read more…

When a Friend is Grieving

Grief is a very personal journey and a very long one. It is different for every family and for every individual. We can never, ever assume that someone will be “over it” in a few weeks or months. They will not be! I hope I never have to hear another … Read more…