One year ago today, Mom crossed over. I don’t know how I’ve lived 365 days without her. … More One Whole Year: Living Through Loss
It’s now been 5 months since my Mom went home, the supreme home and I can’t stop thinking about all my childhood memories.
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In a long line of blessings, I get my optimism from my mom, although some would say I am too optimistic at times. Yet these past few months, after losing my mom, it requires all the energy I have to just keep away dark thoughts, let alone let any optimism or happiness in. … More God Is Good … All The Time
I have tried to replicate the feeling of comfort and love, food and tradition, togetherness and joy for my own kids: a small but delightful meal with just my husband and me, our kids and my Mom and Dad. But this year, I’m at a loss. I lost my Mom almost three months ago and the thought of the holidays make me feel ill. … More The Holidays Will Never Be The Same Again
When I graduated from college, my Mom bought me a mug with the famous saying “Imagination is more important than knowledge.” As a writing major, and after many hard years of finally finishing college while raising my kids, this mug meant so much to me. It had been years of juggling my kids’ homework, school … More The Gift of Imagination
Mom never fails to send me signs on my weekly lunch dates with my Dad. Today, I looked down at the placemat in front of me and discover her maiden name Williams so fancifully scrolled next to the word Paris on the placemat. Paris was my Mom and Dad’s very favorite vacation together. There is … More Cafe Paris: Hi Mom
I’m always looking for signs. That’s nothing new. I was just, for the hundredth plus time trying to hold in my tears while on the train. I was listening to these lyrics in my headphones right when I looked up and saw this carving above: “I bow down to pray I try to make the … More Signs
Better late than never, I forgot about National Daughter Day until I saw all the great photos from my friends of their beautiful daughters and mothers. I got very lucky in that department and if you know me, you know that being a mother is the best thing I have ever done in my life. … More Generations of Love
It is with deep sorrow and sheer disbelief that I am sharing that my wonderful Mom went home to be with the Lord. If you knew my Mom, I am betting you loved her. She made the world a better place in a thousand different ways. She left every person she met in a better … More My Mom
Once we get past the raising baby years and can actually sleep through the night without being woken up by our kids, many of us still have trouble finding restorative shut-eye. But make no mistake, good sleep helps prevent everything from heart disease to diabetes, and it needs to become a priority in our health regime.