I’ll Not Celebrate

It's not a date to celebrate.Yet I can't ignore it.It's not the official Date of Death. That's tomorrow.That's what happens when an accident is late at nightand in the middle of nowhere. They were declared early the next morning. Today they got in the car.Rode down the country lane.Laughing and probably singing.Six friends crowded into…

Serenity

All these people talking about saber rattling and nuke war. And I'm over here just breathing in and out and putting one foot in front of the other right now. It's work to get up and get dressed some days. Living one day at a time. Continuing to make progress knowing perfection is out of…

My Life 

From one year ago. Still true. “It took choosing to get up in the morning and get dressed. It took going outside, to the grocery store, and the dry cleaners. It took going to the dentist and calling repair men to fix stuff around me house. It took balancing my checkbook and celebrating the birth…

I Want to Be Famous…

I once asked seventeen-year-old Andrew what he wanted to do after school. What career did he plan to pursue? He was trying to decide which college to attend and what to major in. He ended up at West Texas A&M University in Canyon, Texas, where he majored in dance and accounting. He loved that school.…

What If I Forget

I have heard many bereaved parents say, "I'm afraid my child will be forgotten!" This is one reason so many parents start foundations and other charitable works in their child's name; they want their child's legacy to continue. They want their child to be remembered.  Parents start safety programs in their child's name to help…

Heavy Overcoat Days

This popped up on my Facebook page today. The last time his siblings saw him was that next morning when all went to breakfast. When this showed up on Facebook, I cried. I'm having a hard morning. Today my Overcoat feels very heavy. I've had many days when my overcoat feels lighter. I've had fewer…

Tribute from His Brother

Four years ago my children lost their brother. They lost a friend. The Four Duncan Boys became Three. As Sgt. Duncan helped take charge of assisting his dad and two brothers clean out Andrew’s apartment just a day after finding out their brother had been killed on a country road in the Panhandle of Texas,…