Category: Faith

What I don’t know

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I don’t know what the future holds but all I know is that there’s nothing you can’t do. I don’t know you’re planning for me. I don’t know how the next few months will unfold but I’m counting on you to give me the strength and patience I need to get through it. I don’t…

By MamaC December 10, 2019 0

Seeds of thankfulness

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In the Spring of 2013, I was lying on the floor stretching, when I spied a package peeking out from under a stack of movies.  It was an unexpected supply of flower seeds.  The packing slip inside revealed our oldest son had ordered them.  I could not imagine what our 17 year old would need…

By MamaC November 28, 2019 0

Family lessons

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Recently, our daughter had plans to go roller skating with a friend.  Knowing her brother would like to go, I asked him to find a phone number to invite his friend.  The expectation was, a friend meant a skating opportunity. On my way home that evening, I called to let them know that I would…

By MamaC November 16, 2019 0

Prepare for the best

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The last weekend of September, I was in church feeling overly agitated.  The beautiful music, was muffled as crying children seemed to escalate everywhere.  I kept thinking… maybe I’ve had too much coffee this morning! This was NOT normal.  The next few moments I could barely keep my eyes open.  It was NOT the sermon. …

By MamaC November 15, 2019 2

Rainbow Reflection

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Last night, on my way to our “Chosen to Shine” fundraiser, I looked up, saw a breathtaking sky and stopped to take a photo.  The sun was peeking through the clouds.  My phone could not capture the full beauty! Shortly after I arrived, the person that was leading the event walked in and excitedly asked…

By MamaC October 20, 2019 1

High Five

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Is this you?  There are many times I don’t say anything or write—because I’m always afraid of saying the wrong thing and hurting more than helping. I know others have hurt you-when they did not realize it or were not trying to—I’m always aware as I’m sure I have done the same. Yet, you are…

By MamaC October 18, 2019 3

A sisters heart ❤️

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Five years this month is rough. We aren’t the same people we were before loss. It’s all about being grateful, finding beauty, by the grace of God, through faith. She was asked to write her favorite quote. She wrote down three and crossed off two. “Walk outside, look up, be happy” encompassed him and comforts…

By MamaC October 11, 2019 0

Homecoming

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When we give birth it’s such a joyous gift. One year I sent flowers to my Mom on my birthday. After all, she did all the work in delivery and the many years that followed! Never in a million scraped knees, or belly laughs did I imagine sitting in a cemetery to “visit” our son…

By MamaC September 21, 2019 1

A spoonful of sugar…

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Earlier I received an email from a friend that gave explanation and asked for forgiveness in advance of expected crabbiness.  This person is on a diet and without sugar they are not the same happy person.  This I understand.   One month from today will be five years since our son left this earth.  That’s…

By MamaC September 19, 2019 1

Things our son knew…

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Parents of loss, as children return to school, liquid remains of dreams unfulfilled, run down cheeks into hearts forever stilled.  Look up and receive the gifts given only through grief.  They are there.  MamaC Thoughts shared from August 19, 2015: Yesterday marked ten months since I last spoke with our son Connor.  Most things in…

By MamaC August 19, 2019 2

What do you see?

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Good Mourning! 🔆 I was reminded today that it’s not “How you look, but how you see.” Loss affects us all in different ways. After child loss, my eyes see life through the eyes of grief. It’s not rose colored glasses, but Christ filled lenses. Happiness is worldly, joy is Godly. Happiness is temporary, joy…

By MamaC August 4, 2019 0