This blog means so much to me now. I feel it’s appropriate to share it again. There are so many experiencing loss right now. Be encouraged as you read.

Life, Love and Other Topics: My Commentary

One of my close friends lost her grandmother earlier this week. They were very close and created many wonderful memories together. Coincidentally, this past weekend another friend released her first book where she shared her journey after losing her 3 year old son in a terrible nursery school accident 23 years ago. The theme that played in my mind after hearing and observing these two situations back-to-back was that of grieving.

If you’ve read my book “It’s My Life and I Live Here: One Woman’s Story” you know that I know grief only TOO well. Last night I felt prompted to post some thoughts on social media on grief and allowing others to grieve. I’ve decided to share them here as well.

When we are close to someone who lost a loved one, our first instinct is to bombard them with phone calls, text messages, Facebook comments, Twitter…

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The Memories…..

This weekend will be forever treasured in my heart. I am thankful for family members and friends who traveled from near and far to celebrate the life of my heart, Mother Nelson. I will never forget her care & concern, her stern conversations with me when I was out of line, or her light, cheerful laughter.

Grandma, we (my dad, my sisters, nieces, nephew & son) will always love you. You left an indelible mark on this world. Your legacy will always live on in the lives that you changed forever.

Here’s a photo of us singing “Precious Memories”.


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