Tag Archives: family

#blogElul 2017 – Day 16: Pray

                  I thank you, God, for all these things: For my baby; my brilliant, beautiful baby from whom Your light emanates. Thank you for Your gentle ruach that created her miraculous entry … Continue reading

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Grief – Two Months In

Grief is an odd emotion. It enters your being before you realize it, when you least expect it. You think you’re coping well – on the mend, even – and it hits you in the gut. A sucker punch. Doubles you over … Continue reading

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9/11…The Five Stages of Grief

September 11, 2001 September 11th 9/11 Synonymous with grief, pain the end of an age of innocence invincibility invulnerability. Terrorism evoking terror as it was intended to do. Ten years later, we still grieve. Still, we grieve. Thus it was … Continue reading

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The Ghost of Birthdays Past

My mother just had a birthday. 87. She turned 87. I am grateful; I am thrilled to be celebrating dancing singing rejoicing with her. My family descended, en masse. Hovering, wondering: How much longer? Will this be the last one? … Continue reading

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