Sunshine in My Pocket

Sunshine in My Pocket

When you lose someone you love dearly, what remains, is their memories.  Sometimes I find that in moments throughout the day, I will almost zone out when something triggers a memory of Charlie.  Watching Ellie play on the swing set outside, I think of the weekend...
Darkness and Light

Darkness and Light

A few weeks ago a sweet neighbor of mine sent me this picture of Charlie. The picture was taken by her husband on our first Christmas in the our neighborhood. I don’t even remember the picture being taken, but I do remember the context. We had been invited to dinner...
It’s Not the Holidays …

It’s Not the Holidays …

I have been in some deep grief over the past few weeks. As is typical for me, I have memories of Charlie or moments of sadness that “pop up” at inopportune times and, instead of allowing myself to stop and feel them, I push them back in my grief box. After awhile,...
Guilty Giving

Guilty Giving

As human beings, we are created to love and take care of one another. For most of us, it’s an innate desire to not see suffering or sadness and to fulfill the needs of another. With all the present buying and gift giving around the holidays, society has implored us to...
Doing Little, Well

Doing Little, Well

So the title of this blog is clearly underwhelming … hence why I have a difficult time following through with the above phrase. Why “do little, well”  if you can “do a lot, pretty well”? Shouldn’t we do as much as we possibly can to fit everything in? Thanksgiving is...
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