Late Fall

Forever In Our Hearts: Bereavement Cards and Gifts

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Somewhere Between (Emotional) Summer and Winter

When the trees and shrubs burst into fiery bloom, the sky turns a perfect sapphire blue, the breeze is brisk and refreshing, and the peculiar scent of musty crisp leaves and wet earth fill the air, my brain and body thrill with the changing of the seasons and I look forward to family trips and happy memories to the pumpkin farm, hiking, mini golf, and Ren Faire.

But fall can also be a sad time, bringing shorter days, colder weather, and an emptiness of nature at the end of the season once all the leaves fall fallen. Favorite holidays such as Halloween, All Saints Day, Samhain, and Dia de Muertos all strive to remind us of death, the darkness of winter, and to serve as memorial days for deceased loved ones.

As fall draws to a close this November, as…

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Life is Pain, So What’s the Point?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PP8R2tl71g4 5 years ago I started down the long path of chronic illness. I have struggled (and continue to do so) through a series of varying issues, beginning with a little umbilical hernia. Right after that was fixed, I became pregnant with my last child which reopened the hernia and caused significant pain throughout my … Continue reading Life is Pain, So What’s the Point?