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For Something a Little Lighter

One of my former classmates has embarked on an amazing adventure with a buddy of his cycling from Canada to Mexico along the west coast. He has begun blogging about his adventures as he reconnects with his bicycle seat and … Continue reading

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Facing Our Fears.

One of my ex-partners (work, not life) came by my place a few months after Stefanie’s death even though he felt uncomfortable. I did everything I could to put him at ease but I still feel badly about that day … Continue reading

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Don’t miss the chance while you have it.

I was reading a post from a parent in one of the yahoo groups I belong to and a mum was upset because her daughter has hit the ever dreaded teenage years and she is not enjoying the push/pull, love/hate … Continue reading

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9/11

We can probably all remember exactly where we were when the planes hit the twin towers on September 11th, 2001. We felt a collective sadness and disbelief at the images we saw on television and the pain we knew people … Continue reading

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A little more about Charity

This doesn’t have much to do with grief or rising above it, but it relates back to my last post, so I thought I might take some liberties and expand on it a bit. Before Stefanie’s death, I came to … Continue reading

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It’s hard to reach out to someone whose child has died.

I received an email today from a lady who knows a family from her church currently in a situation similar to ours.  She noted that it’s difficult for her to speak to the family without crying herself but doesn’t want … Continue reading

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Guilt (part 1)

Guilt.  A wasted emotion that does no one any good. I don’t think it matters how your loved one died, I’d hazard a guess that everyone struggles with guilt. I choose to believe that there is life after death and … Continue reading

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Thank God Ian didn’t go outside…

I talked about finding positive things in our surroundings to help us shift our focus from dismal to at least minimally better.  My first proof of this was after a conversation with my son Ian (then 12) and Stefanie’s only … Continue reading

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