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Family – Where My Treasure Is – #captureyourgrief

For where your treasure is, there will your heart also be. — Luke 12:34 Times of tragedy allow true character to flourish. Times of heartache reveal family ties we may not have seen before. As I have said before, we have been truly blessed with my family’s support throughout our journey. Between parents, siblings, aunts and uncles, […]

Memory – Stirred by Song – #captureyourgrief 2015

A little over a year ago, pregnant, I joined our church choir with the caveat that I might have to quit at any time due to my potential for complications and bed rest.

Sunrise – I believe in the sun – #captureyourgrief 2015

Between ushering the younger two off to the bus and driving the bigger kids to school, I went looking for the sunrise this morning.

Capture Your Grief 2014 -Day 31: Sunset

It’s essentially impossible for me to do the Sunset post on time. October 31 is always Halloween, I have trick-or-treat age kids, and the sunset falls right in the middle of all the festivities. So for me it’s nearly impossible to capture the sunset photo AND find the time to write the post. I share […]

Capture Your Grief Day 22: Words

Two nights after John Blaise was stillborn, I woke in the middle of the night with a poem in my head.  I’m talking 4 am.  And full verses.  I had been given this poem. A good friend from church and one of my writing groups read it for me at John’s memorial mass.  I read it […]

torch bearing quietly

I will not act out, will not
yell or curse or slam doors,
will not make a scene -- you
do not deserve such a chance
to make an example out of me
to be proven right since you
are not. Instead, I'll stand
at this street corner, raise
my hand high and clench that
light which yet remains. It
will burn brightly, quietly,
fiercely before fading as I.

Then I'll be gone but found.

©JAC 2005

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