Tag Archives: consoling words

THE BIRTHDAY CLUB NO ONE WANTS TO JOIN

It is more a Remembrance Day than a birthday. There is no cake, no candles to blow out, and no gifts to open. The sorrow of losing a loved one by death, unresolved disappearance, or estrangement is never more pronounced … Continue reading

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GABRIEL’S TREE

Spring has sprung! My grandson’s memorial tree made its spring debut wearing splendid verdant foliage with its branches showing fine form reaching toward the sky. When it was planted back in the fall, I looked at the bare, immature tree … Continue reading

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BRANCHES AND ROOTS

I would like to share two short pieces about trees that can bring hope in the midst of despair. THE BIRD ON THE BRANCH As a tired bird rested on a branch, he looked out and enjoyed the view. But … Continue reading

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THE AWKWARDNESS OF GRIEF

I never knew what to say to someone when they suffered the loss of a loved one. Nothing could take away their sorrow, so what words could I give them that would be consoling? Not until I experienced the tragic … Continue reading

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