Tag Archives: grief

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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Bill Warnock: Boss, Mentor & Friend

With all the negative harassment-in-the-workplace stories out there, I feel blessed to have worked with amazing male leaders who empowered me to be the best me I could be. Who became mentors and remained treasured friends long after our respective … Continue reading

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Fatherless on Father’s Day (again!)

Celebrating Father’s Day in America this weekend, here’s another go at last year’s post… Cherished and adored, two words that remind me of my father. And loved. Although it’s been several years since Papa passed, there’s still a crater-sized hole … Continue reading

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A Letter to Mama (on Mother’s Day)

Since last year I posted about being mother-less on Mother’s Day, here’s something else I wrote (hoping the Heavenly postal system can forward it on to her!) 13 May 2018 Mrs. Virginia Johnson Woodward c/o The Angels 76 Streets of … Continue reading

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March Memories of Mama (& Papa!)

March is a month of precious memories for our family – the March 8th memorial of Papa’s passing, Mama’s March 15th birthday, and their March 17th anniversary. 50 roses on Mama & Papa’s 50th wedding anniversary Every day I thank … Continue reading

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