On Thursday, August 30 at 2:33 pm PDT, my grandfather took his last breath. He had survived 2 years and 29 days without his wife of over 60 years. He outlasted and disproved just about every medical estimate given to him, from the moment the doctors told him he’d never walk or work again after … Continue reading In Loving Memory
Bonus post! It’s been about a month since my last celebrating victories post, so I wanted to challenge myself to write another one. If you read my other post this week, or even last week’s poem post, you might be able to tell that there’s kind of a lot going on right now, and it … Continue reading Celebrating Victories #4
As I alluded to in the prologue to last week’s poem, there’s a lot going on right now. Thankfully, I had planned on PTO this week, though the original plans of relaxation, maybe some family fun time, maybe even a day retreat all were put on hold, because we got news that my grandfather is … Continue reading Busy vs the Alternative
My apologies for the brevity this week. The past week has had me thinking heavily of the end of life, and what there is to show for our lives, and I'm struggling to translate these thoughts and feelings to coherent words. My grandfather is in his last weeks with us, having spent 2 years without … Continue reading At Sunset
As I was heading towards the end of my work day last Thursday, I started getting a bunch of Twitter notifications on my phone. I got to a pausing point and checked to see what was going on, and it turns out that the amazingly sweet Fiona of like as the waves nominated me for … Continue reading Sunshine Blogger Award!
This week held 2 very different anniversaries in my life. Wednesday, August 1, 2018 was the 2nd anniversary of my grandma (Grams) being called home to Christ. Tomorrow, August 4th, is my official 10th anniversary at work. Because of scheduling and whatnot, though my co-workers took me out to celebrate on the 1st. This led … Continue reading Living in Contrast