Grieving at Christmas

“Have yourself a merry little Christmas…. let your heart be light” Well, I can’t; my heart just isn’t merry. The pleasure of stressing about the timeline of the Advent traditions has to wait. The grocery list. The recipes and baking. The gift list. The Christmas cards. All will have to wait. My heart is not there. […]

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Happy birthday, ma!

Her: Do you want coffee? Me: Always. Her: of course. I️ don’t know why I even ask. Really, this is a great conversation starter, if you ask me. My mom is the best. I’m sure you haven’t heard that before. But let me tell you, she is. She’s a nurse and puts up with all […]

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