Holidays

Reflecting on Mothers Day After a Loss

Everyone has a story about their relationship with their mother.  For some it’s a story of unconditional love and acceptance. For others it’s a story of what is supposed to be but wasn’t.  Some stories have pieces of both. “She tried her best, but these are the following ways she…...

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4 Ways to Remember a Father Who Has Passed

A father is one of the most important people in our lives. The impact a father has on a child lasts long beyond his death. Father’s Day is meant to celebrate our fathers, yet how do we do this when our father is no longer living? Memories come to mind…...

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Remembering Those Lost While Serving Our Country

People have always grieved and mourned their lost protectors and soldiers. Over the centuries there have been many different traditions both nationally and in families in honoring those lost while protecting civilians during conflict. In the United States we honor our fallen soldiers and military personnel on Memorial Day.  …...

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Mother’s Day after Losing Mom

Celebrating Mother’s day is different now that mom has passed away. I miss my mom so much. I think of her when spring comes and remember how she loved dahlias and petunias. It was a yearly tradition that we children gave mom flowers on Mother’s Day. One person would give…...

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Grieving during Easter

Easter is a time that a lot of families get together for a big meal and delicious spring time desserts.. The kids run around searching for Easter eggs left by the elusive Easter bunny.  In many cases Spring has sprung or at the very least has peeked over the horizon.…...

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