R.I.P Major

The text message from my friend Emily read, “Major’s gone…I’m not OK right now. Call you tomorrow.”It’s devastating to lose a beloved pet and many pet owners find their grief just as overwhelming and heart wrenching as the loss of a family member or close friend. Our...

Gratitude Heals

I hadn’t been back ‘home’ to Connecticut in three years. But I traveled up a week ago to visit my sister, whose husband passed away recently. While I was there my son, Michael, marked another ‘heavenly birthday.’ My sister never misses a birthday or...

Another Heavenly Birthday

Nov. 12th marked another heavenly birthday for my daughter Dawn. I’ll never know if she would have become the Olympic ice skater or hand surgeon that she dreamed of becoming, or if she would have a family of her own and I would be a grandmother several times over by...

Have you turned your back on God?

This week, my husband John and I were remembering back on the time after my first husband, Gerry, and our children, Dawn, Stephen, and Michael lost their lives in a fiery car crash. John related how my therapist asked him, “how does she not hate God?” When tragedies...

A Gold Star Tribute

Their pain is not forgotten. A Gold Star Tribute: August is a heart-wrenching month for me and it just got worse this year with the senseless deaths of 11 US Marines, an Army Soldier and a Navy Medic. To our Gold Star families – I am so very sorry for...

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