Renewed


faith, Grief

Renewed. In a word, that’s how I feel. I’m not “back”, I now know now I’ll never be “back”. And that’s ok. I’m ok. I’m ok, I am ok! I’ll still have those moments, those days, when the missing is too intense, the memories still pinch. I’ll always remember: The pain, the sorrow, the trauma. […]

January 28, 2018

A Healing Goodbye to Our Dog


faith, Grief, Random

About three years ago, we welcomed our first dog into our family – Bella. Sadly, a few weeks ago, we had to let her go. I had been resistant to getting a dog despite my husband’s and kid’s desire for a family dog. We had a chance to dog-sit Bella a couple times for our […]

March 31, 2017

It Just Takes Time


faith, Grief

It just takes time [for the heart to heal]. A friend whispered this to me during my adoration hour and I let the phrase seep into me and guide my thoughts. What does that mean, “it takes time”? Usually, when I hear this phrase I think of time as abstract and passive. But this time […]

March 19, 2017

Remembering All Souls with a Joyful Sorrow


faith, Grief

This week the Church celebratedAll Saints’ Day and All Souls’ Day – “Dia de los Muertos” – the day of the dead – and dedicates the whole month of November to remembering and praying for all souls who have gone passed from this life to the next. If I were an anthropologist  (maybe in another life) I’d present […]

November 3, 2016

Running on Grief


faith, fitness, Grief, Health, Mental, Random, Running

I’d like to try and start sharing a few other thoughts here about running and exercise and faith and grief that I’ve “kept in my heart” and pondered over, even though it’s almost impossible to try and put these feelings into the right words. Sometimes while I’m running, I suddenly feel a little self-conscious as […]

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