24 September 2009 ~ 0 Comments

Thoughts of Grandpa Lynn

Today was a sad and happy day…
Today was a day of reflection and memories…
Today was a day of laughter and tears…
Today was the day of my Grandpa Lynn’s funeral…

Grandpa Lynn was 89 years old.  He lived a very active life until the past year when he was in and out of the hospital several times.
Two weeks ago his kidneys stopped working and he knew it was just a matter of time.

We went to see him the day before he died…
We could tell he just wasn’t himself.
Somehow the spark that was always in his eyes just wasn’t there.
Until right before we left…

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08 September 2009 ~ 2 Comments

I Should Be There

Do you ever think about missed opportunities?  Things you want to do but for whatever reason you know it’s not going to happen right now.  Many times things that happened in the past make us sad and we grieve over what might have been… and we grieve over what should have been… and we grieve over what could yet be in the future we cannot see…

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18 June 2009 ~ 1 Comment

Have You Given Yourself Permission To Cry?

Have you ever heard the expression “For crying out loud”?
What does it mean to you?
Some might say it’s just a silly expression of surprise when something unusual happens.  “Good Grief” is often used the same way.  Is there a grain of truth in these sayings?
Is it really okay to cry out loud?
Is it okay for others to cry out loud but not okay for you?
Grief can be intense . . . real intense!  Sometimes grief comes when you’re the least prepared. . .

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