Missing Mom’s Smile

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“Christmas is far and away my favorite holiday. I love everything about it, from the event that inspired it, hoping for a white one, to wrapping presents. But mostly I love having family and friends gathered, and sharing traditions.” ~Ellen Hopkins I hope you all had a merry and joyous Christmas with your families and friends. And if you couldn’t …

A Giveaway to Honor Mom

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                     Mothers hold their children’s hands for a short while, but their hearts forever. ~Author Unknown Missing Mom I’m missing my mother today on my first ever Mother’s Day without her. As most of you know, Mom went home to be with the Lord in July last year. She had walked …

Generations of Love

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“It’s true, Christmas can feel like a lot of work, particularly for mothers. But when you look back on all the Christmases in your life, you’ll find you’ve created family traditions and lasting memories. Those memories, good and bad, are really what help to keep a family together over the long haul.” (Caroline Kennedy) Family – generations of love. Grandmother …

Sorting through the Odds & Ends of Mom’s Life

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The true secret of happiness lies in taking a genuine interest in all the details of daily life. ~William Morris Mom’s been gone for over a month now. For a while it’s felt like she’s still at the memory care facility and I need to go see about her. But that’s not so. She doesn’t need anybody to see about …

Seeing the Light through Dementia’s Darkness

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A Special Treat I have a special treat for you on One Writer’s Journal this week – a guest post by Kristy Robinson Horine. I met Kristy at the Licking Valley Writers’ Conference when I was signing my books at a writer’s event last fall. At the time, Kristy was the executive director of the conference, but life was about …