Category Archives: Grief

Abiding in the Light- Part 2

It’s frustrating having a blog sometimes.  I want to write but then when I actually sit down to do it, I end up staring at a blank screen.  The words just don’t come.  I feel like I have a thousand … Continue reading

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A Christmas Morning Bomb in Nashville, Tennessee

Hello friends.  How was your Christmas? I hope it was better than mine.  For I woke up to news of a bombing in my hometown of Nashville, Tennessee.  At first, I innocently thought (like the Nashville police chief did) that … Continue reading

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R.I.P. Father Whalen

My beloved former priest, Father Peter Whalen, died this morning at 2:30 am at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, from COVID-19 pneumonia.  I’ve had two family members with COVID, and a few friends who have contracted it, but this is the … Continue reading

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To Get Good Fruit, There Must Always Be Pruning

I remember back in March, when the Pandemic first hit, I felt an anxiety like never before. I guess there is a disadvantage sometimes to having a husband who is a nurse because you hear things. I started hearing scary … Continue reading

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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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