It’s the 4th of July again…

It’s the 4th of July in the USA and everywhere else. After so much tragedy and pain already in 2016, it can be difficult to remember that we’ve actually reached another milestone holiday for the USA this year. But we are here, we are surviving, and we’re fighting mad! We are even … Read more…

Widowhood just may be for the birds…

But not the way you might be thinking. Welcome to the world of widows!  That was the greeting from a sweet and feisty older lady as I searched for my husband’s fresh grave marker at Miramar National Cemetery three weeks ago. She was holding the tiniest terrier pup and walking another terrier … 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…

Let’s Not Take Freedom for Granted

As aircraft fly over our crowded suburban valley to take part in a variety of Memorial Day air shows around the Southland, they bring a tangible reminder of how and why we are still free.  For every patriotic holiday, they are here. And when I hear the unmistakable drone of the … Read more…