Tag Archives: Death of a child

Bearing water, bearing hope

I was talking to a friend who lost her son, she was having difficulty with the pain of the holiday, I told her that it was normal to feel all of those feelings of loss and guilt and depression, the … Continue reading

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10 A.D.

It’s coming, I can just see it around the corner of my mind.  It’s not so much seeing as knowing. I can’t bear the thought of seeing it full on. Instead I look away, slip around another corner of life … Continue reading

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Be Prepared

“How have you been?” “Sad, my youngest graduated last spring. That means the end is near. When he leaves for college, she will too.” That’s how the conversation started, I was talking to my friend on the phone. My friend … Continue reading

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What’s in a name

Have you ever looked up the meaning of your name? I did long ago, I was a curious child and wanted to know where it came from. “Protector,” that was the meaning of my name; its origin, Teutonic. I asked … Continue reading

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The power of tears

Do you ever wonder why we cry? I never did, no reason. I was the typical boy, after leaving childhood I rarely cried, sure severe pain might make my eyes water, but I just didn’t cry. To cry was a … Continue reading

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Ashes to ashes…

Ashes to ashes, dust to dust I said quietly to no one as I scoped handfuls of red Alabama clay into the small hole onto the sad shrunken carcass, just a matted calico tail escaped the shroud, one of my … Continue reading

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Pink Christmas Tree

Sitting here looking at our pink Christmas tree, pink branches, pink lights, filling the dark night with a soft pink glow. I can just hear snoring from the other room. We fought again tonight. A huge, violent, hysterical, screaming fight. … Continue reading

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