Tag Archives: grief and loss

Great News!

In a few months, Lord willing, I will be able to unveil something very exciting! I have worked on a book for the last several years. After the loss of my mother as a young girl, for many years I … Continue reading

Posted in Family, God's faithfulness, Grief and loss, Holy Spirit, Hope, Mom, Mom's legacy/diaries, mother loss, mother-child connections, Motherless Daughters, Mothers and daughters, New Book 2019, writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 14 Comments

Well Done My Dear Ruth

Once in a lifetime, does someone get to befriend a person as delightful as Ruth Van Heukelom. My dear “Mom Ruth” was not only a best friend, but a prayer warrior, a spiritual mentor, a confidant, and a mother figure … Continue reading

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Mother’s Day Can Be Difficult

Mothers Day is not all flowers and candy. The day does not always look like a Norman Rockwell magazine cover. To some it’s a dreaded day for good reason. Those who want to celebrate the day need not feel guilty, … Continue reading

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Last Lessons From Ebony Anne

There comes a time when dogs get old. It creeps up on you. Twelve years. My Ebony Anne has been an obedient, patient old soul. Her sleek black hair shone in the sun. She never had much time to stand … Continue reading

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Remembered With Love

Today I’ve been reminiscing about my dear sister, who passed away 40 years ago. It is her birth date today, November 3. One sister texted “Happy Birthday to Audrey.” I sent emoticons, finding some that reminded me of her and … Continue reading

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A Mother’s Desperate Vigil…

  Hunched over on my knees, I raise my head. I scan the western horizon praying that I’ll wake from this nightmare. The gut-wrenching fear would pass. Oh, that all this would be a terrible mistake. Please Lord, oh please … Continue reading

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Home Is Where the Heart Is

Gerrit Kleinheksel and his wife Bertha set their minds to building a big sturdy farmhouse in 1905. The deep dark pine was abundant and the fresh scent of sawdust filled the air as the handsaws sliced back and forth. The … Continue reading

Posted in ancestors, Ancestry, Childhood, Dad, faith, Family, Farming, Father loss, God's faithfulness, Grief and loss, Memories, mother loss, piano playing, trust in God | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 10 Comments