Category Archives: Grief

Loss and Survival in the Tennessee Tornadoes

I’ve lived 59 of my 60 years on this earth in Middle Tennessee, so I’ve been through my fair share of tornadoes.  I’ve heard the frightening “freight train” sound of a tornado going over my house (and it really does … Continue reading

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Opening My Eyes

Today, I was thinking  about a beautiful spring day thirteen years ago when I was driving my mother home from an appointment with her oncologist.  At the time, she was battling three different types of cancer and she was at … Continue reading

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Supermarket Flowers

Supermarket Flowers is a song of bereavement.  Ed Sheeran wrote this song as a personal tribute to his late grandmother.  Many people think the song was written about Ed’s mom.  It was written from his mom’s point of view, rather … Continue reading

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Goodbye Coco

I received a very sad phone call this afternoon.  A good friend called to tell me she and her husband had to say goodbye to their ten-year old Boxer, Coco, this morning.  My heart hurts for them. Coco was the … Continue reading

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Two Mass Shootings in My Beloved State of Tennessee in Seven Months and I’m Wondering if Anyone in Washington Even Cares?

I think I just broke some kind of record for the longest blog title I’ve ever written. I’m warning you that this blog post might be a little bit of a personal rant because I’m angry.  I’m angry, and sad, … Continue reading

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Sunday Glory

Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. – James 1:2-3 Gail ♥

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Words I Never Wanted to Hear

I was ecstatic when I discovered I was finally pregnant with what was to be our first child. It had taken 12 months of trying hard to conceive. Lord only knows how much money we spent on Ovulation detection kits. Month … Continue reading

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Glen Campbell: A Musical Legend

  Nashville is in mourning. Glen Campbell, legendary musician and guitarist, passed away this morning at the age of 81. Our Rhinestone Cowboy is gone. Twice I had the privilege of going to see Glen Campbell play his guitar and sing … Continue reading

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Fifteen Things I Miss Most About My Mother

It seems the older I get, the more I think about my mother, especially around Mother’s Day.  She’s been gone over 8 years now.  I was thinking about her while driving to the store today.  I have to be honest … Continue reading

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Missing Mother

As I have done every year for the past several years on April the 13th, I’ve thought about my mother. Today she would have been 89 years old.  That’s hard for me to believe and I find myself wondering what … Continue reading

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