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And today it happened

Today is a day I never thought would happen.  Today, I’ve lived one day longer than my mother.  She died when she was 48 years, 7 months and 15 days old.  Today, I am 48, 7 months and 16 days old. I seriously never thought I would never…

My two worst Mother’s Days

I’ve had two really crushing Mother’s Days. The first happened in 1984. The church were I grew up had a horrible tradition. Every Mother’s Day, every female was issued a rose corsage. If your mother was living, you were given a red one. If she had passed…

7 Words I’ll Never Say Again

Two weeks ago I lost my father, and then one week later, we lost Boots to cancer.  Then, our plumbing went out, flooding our bathroom and ruining the floor.  One day later, I lost a hard drive containing all my photos of my childhood.  Then, my car broke down. I…

Goodbye to our sweet Boots

On March 15, Grant and I lost our sweet Boots.  She was the sunshine of our home, always playing, always light in spirit and always making us laugh.  From the way she slept, to the way she would jump in the air to play with her toys, she always made…