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Ada Joy

The beginning of January when Fred was home between hospital visits, Kassandra and Aaron let us know they were expecting a baby the end of August. Fred was so thrilled. It is sad for me that she will never meet … Continue reading

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Memories of long ago

When I was about 8 years old, my Great-grandma Olson died. It is odd that random memories of that time recently came to me. She had a stroke and when we went to visit, I think we kids were not … Continue reading

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Engraved in God’s hands

It is just crazy when a Bible verse pops up more than once, but recently, I had the same verse pop up 3 different times, in 3 books I was reading! The message of this verse is that God is … Continue reading

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My grace

The other morning, something I read, led to a song that I wanted to listen to, which led to me re-watching part of the celebration of life for Fred. My heart broke in a thousand pieces to see my children … Continue reading

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God’s great love

On days when my heart still feels like it is breaking in two, there have been several times when I have Googled verses on God’s love. These are verses that I have known for years, but when my mind isn’t … Continue reading

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Being thankful

Back about 27 years ago, I had my 3rd miscarriage within 18 months. A dear older lady in the church we were in at the time, asked me if I had thanked God. I was shocked, to say the least! … Continue reading

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Memories

In June, it will be 37 years ago that I met Fred, and 35 years ago that we got married. That is a lot of years of memories! A booklet on grief gave the idea of writing down memories, one-liners … Continue reading

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Rejoice

Saturday I attended a wedding. Being a widow for 10 weeks with the grief still fresh on my heart, I wondered if going to a wedding was a good idea, but the bride is a dear friend and I knew … Continue reading

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Because He lives, I can face tomorrow

Easter Sunday, Fred was singing praises in heaven. Each time I am overcome with grief, just remembering that he finished his course–the goal of all of us as believers in Jesus is to gain heaven. Fred is also no longer … Continue reading

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When God calls a loved one home

From the middle of November until the middle of February, Fred spent all but 3 weeks in the hospital. When he was home the last week of December and the beginning of January, I knew that when I took him … Continue reading

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