Category Archives: Family

Chapter 20–Every Storm That Comes, Also Comes to an End

Throughout this brainstorm, there were many times I felt that we were at a turning point—for the worse. But the next few days were the most critical we had ever faced. We took more pictures than I did writing—explanation is … Continue reading

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Chapter 17–Comfort Is on the Horizon

And so it begins:  the beginning of the end of the beginning. November 11, 2014 You will recall that we had made the decision to call in hospice, and it was confirmed while Roger was getting fluids at a local … Continue reading

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Chapter 16–I Thought the Hardest Part of the Storm Was Over

I had been through some difficult days.  I knew the end would be difficult.  But the time to make a painful decision had come, and it hurt.  It really hurt.  It was a decision that I expected to make one day.  … Continue reading

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Chapter 11 – Plan and Build Your Life on THE Rock.

The sermon this morning was on building.  Building your life.  Making a blueprint of your goals.  Having the right foundation.  Maintaining the building.  The reference was Matthew 7: 24-27.  Pastor Derek’s quote struck me:  “Know storms will come; if you … Continue reading

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Chapter 8 – Believing Through the Storm

Did you miss my post from last weekend?  That’s because I was getting ready to go to Florida with Chad’s family.  We had a fabulous time, and I hope you won’t mind if I post a few pictures from that … Continue reading

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Chapter 7 – Riding the Waves of the Storm

Feelings are much like waves; we can’t stop them from coming, but we can choose which one to surf.  Source I would add that emotions are like the waves in storms.  The ones you choose to ride may be overwhelming, but … Continue reading

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Chapter 6 – “Back of the clouds the sun is always shining.”

Sometimes the sun shines through the clouds in a storm.  I learned to look for and cherish those rays.  (Photo Credit) After the official diagnosis on August 6th, we returned home to some normalcy, whatever that was.  Roger’s appetite was … Continue reading

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