What would my mother do?

What would my mother do? This is not a conscience question. This is a food therapy question. Last night I was out with girlfriends for grief therapy (a.k.a. book club night, catered to meet my immediate need to talk about my mother’s death). This is not remotely...

How to Help Your Children Walk Away

Today, my fifteen-year-old pulled into a parking space, albeit a bit crooked, in front of the drivers’ education school. He had driven us there, on the highway, and done well. We both opened our doors and climbed out. “You’re not coming in with me,...

Daring Greatly

Okay, I’ve been reading about vulnerability. I had intended to read the book Daring Greatly several times this year, but coincidentally, I picked it up last week, during one of the most vulnerable periods of my life–the week after my mother died. If you...

Snuggling the past and living the present

Monday, July 11 My mom has been gone for 3 days now. If you’ve lost a loved one, you know why I have to keep writing. You know that when something hurts this much, you don’t want to talk about it, yet you can’t help talking about it. Talking gets you...

A TRIBUTE TO BARBARA WALLEY

Barbara Ann (Bandy) Walley, born Oct. 31, 1937, passed into the glory of her Heavenly Father on July 8, 2016, at the age of 78. She was preceded in death by her husband Lt. Commander Oliver Bruce Walley, on Feb. 11, 1969, and her parents John H. Bandy and Frances...

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