Life is uncertain, eat dessert first!

Life is uncertain, eat dessert firstRecently I went to a nearby small town art fair, which was a delightful way to spend a nice Saturday in the summer.  While walking down the side walk of this small town, I spotted this sign in front of a restaurant.  I loved it because it spoke so much to me about how we all live our lives.

Life is so full things we “should do”

I started to think about all the things in life that we are supposed… Continue reading

How Do You Want To Be Remembered?

How do you want to be remembered?When we attend someones funeral everyone is reminiscent over the person who died.  We remember their life, if they died young we talk about how unfair it is and if they had a long life we often talk about their accomplishments.  But the one thing we all realize at a funeral is that all we have are memories.  Yes, I have always said that death teaches us much about life.

Ask yourself now, how do you want to be remembered?

I have suffered many of my own personal losses and when writing the obituary following the death… Continue reading

This Can’t Be Real – The Shock of Grief

Guest post By Gary Roe

Jeff was a good friend. He sat in front of me in seventh grade English. He was quiet, respectful, and smart. He was easy to be with.

The day after Christmas break, Jeff was absent. He wasn’t there the next day either. The third day, the principle came in, looking somber.

“I’m sorry to tell you this,” she said. “Jeff got very sick with spinal meningitis during Christmas. He didn’t make it.”

I stared at her in shock. I dropped my eyes and gazed at the empty desk in front of me. “He didn’t make… Continue reading

Remembering Those Who Served-Memorial Day

photoToday I went to visit my Mom’s grave as I have every year for the past 7 years to leave some flowers and tell her how much I miss her.  What always touches me are the flags that are carefully placed at the grave of all Veterans.  I felt both proud and sad that there are so many flags…

But there are so many organizations that are helping our wounded veterans and the families of those who died serving out country.  If you feel so inspired, check out some of these great organizations, who knows maybe you… Continue reading

Things I Never Got To Ask My Mom

Mom & I in 1993- one of my favorite photos

Mom & I in 1993- one of my favorite photos!

My Mom died in 2005 and every Mother’s Day since, I still honor her memory by speaking about her to family through retelling stories.  And I will admit I talk with her often as I believe she hears me and guides me.   Recently I read a post on Facebook that said if you could spend one day with someone from the past who would it be?  For me, if would be spending one more day with my Mom.

My Mom’s memory left her gradually and she… Continue reading

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