Category Archives: life lessons

Ob-la-di, ob-la-da (or “Life goes on”)…

    Like Robert Frost, if I’ve learned any lesson in almost 54 years of living, it is indeed this:  life goes on… …no matter what. Even if the “what” is death… …life goes on. The sun rises and sets (at least … Continue reading

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The Well of Sorrow…

A sweet friend sent me this picture this morning in a private Facebook message:   This is from the book by Ana T. Forrest entitled Fierce Medicine: Breakthrough Practices to Heal the Body and Ignite the Spirit.  This particular section, … Continue reading

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Star light, star bright…

I go outside with my dog most nights when she goes out for her final potty break before bedtime.  Since Danny’s death, I gaze up at the moon and the stars and talk out loud to him. It’s been clear and … Continue reading

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A box full of darkness…

“Someone I loved once gave me a box full of darkness. It took me years to understand that this, too, was a gift.” ~~ Mary Oliver. This quote was used by my Pastor in his sermon message entitled “Naomi’s Great Loss” this … Continue reading

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Stories…

I’ve met some amazing people in the last 11 weeks – people who have buried their children; people who have lost their soul mates; folks who have watched their parents slip away; people for whom the death of a loved … Continue reading

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Let it be…

I love music – most all kinds – and I have for as long as I can remember.  My sisters and brothers are several years older than me, so as a young child, I was exposed to some of the … Continue reading

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Counting…

Eight weeks. I don’t even know how. In some ways it feels as if a lifetime has passed since I last saw my Danny, yet it’s only been eight weeks.  In others, it seems like only yesterday, yet it’s been … Continue reading

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