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If I should die before I wake

When I was a little girl, my mom sat on the edge of my bed and taught me this prayer: Now I lay me down to sleep I pray the Lord my soul to keep If I should die before … Continue reading

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Will you always bring me flowers?

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Ducks, doctors, geese & gravestones

Yesterday (or was it the day before? Or the day before?  We’ve spent three days in a row in Marquette and we have no idea what day it is any more) we paused by the cemetery between doctor appointments for … Continue reading

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Death teaches us how to live more fully

Have been contemplating death–and life–since yesterday’s visit to the cemetery. How hard it can be to say goodbye to those we love.  How hard it is to watch our loved ones die.  How hard it can be to let the … Continue reading

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Life and death

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Dear Grandma and Grandpa,

Dear Grandma and Grandpa,  It was good to visit with you yesterday.  To visit with all the grandmas and grandpas lying in the earth beneath their headstones…  Not a visit like in yesteryear, when we sat down at your houses … Continue reading

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