Autumn sunset

It’s been a long time since I witnessed a sunset from my front porch. But I’m no longer driving to my father’s house every day to help care for him and then coming home after dark each evening. Sadly, he passed away on Tuesday after eight months of being in at-home hospice care. He was…

An overwhelming sadness

A week ago today my sweet husband passed away, and the sadness is sometimes overwhelming. We had been married 42 years. As my long-time readers may remember, Bob had been ill and I had been his caregiver for almost four years. The month of September was very difficult for him, as he was in much…

Of Birthdays and Death

As 2014 winds down, I think of those dear to me who have not lived to see the end of this year.  I have lost my mother, a cousin, an aunt, and several friends. Today was my birthday, a day spent this Sunday morning at church and then again at church this afternoon at the…