Tag Archives: grief

#Lent: harvesting joy (from tears)

Going through tough times and seasons of loss, sometimes we think we’ll never be happy ever (ever ever) again. But that’s when giving ourselves time to heal can help us move forward, one teary moment (& prayer) at a time. … Continue reading

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#Lent: Memories of Love (the kind that lasts)

March is a month of memory milestones for our family: March 8th is the memorial of Papa’s passing, March 15th (today) is my mother’s birthday, and March 17th is my parents’ anniversary. We were so blessed to celebrate Mama’s 80th … Continue reading

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#Lent: Keep Moving On (with Love!)

Yesterday I posted about the passing of my beloved Papa. My precious Mama joined him the following year, leaving a huge hole in my heart and life. Like this Ms. Piggy filled with memorable photographs in Smithfield, Virginia (the state … Continue reading

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08 March: Papa…& the GIFT of Tears

Today is March 8th. Previously I have posted about International Women’s Day (click here to read last year’s International Women’s Day: A Photo Journey), but March 8th is also the day my precious Papa died. As faithful readers know, my … Continue reading

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Missing loved ones @ Christmas

The holidays can be occasions for joy, but also sorrow missing loved ones. It’s been several years now since Papa passed, then Mama a year and a few months later. Precious memories fill the treasure chest in my heart. My … Continue reading

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(uplifting) holiday blues

(Reader Alert: you might need a tissue at hand…) After a plethora of lovely meals and family gathering(s), blogger Virginia (who also serves as a chief cook & menu strategist for family Thanksgivings) is in recovery mode. So grateful for … Continue reading

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Tree of Life: Sorrow, Horror & Prayer(s)

“All that is left to us is our being horrified at the loss of our sense of horror.” Rabbi Abraham Heschel My heart and prayers are with the victims and families of the mass shooting that took place on Saturday … Continue reading

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