A Day to Remember

Skyler was born on July 1, 2016.  He died on July 29, 2016.  This precious little blue-eyed baby boy touched our lives and filled our hearts with an abundance of pure love.  We miss him very much and remember his precious smile with a deep gratitude to God for the short time we had with him. In  November of 2016, […]

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I Wonder

Skyler James was born on July 1, 2016. He died on July 29, 2016. It was a hot day, a humid day, a day we will never forget.  Skyler would now be six months old and the hurt our hearts feel is still as strong as the day he made his way to Heaven.  As each month passes, I wonder […]

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Happy New Year Skyler

Skyler was born on July 1, 2016. He was a beautiful baby boy with blue eyes and brown hair.  Skyler had a smile that could melt ice cream in a flash.  On July 29, 2016, I received a call that my sweet, charming little great-grandson had made his journey to Heaven.  We were all devastated beyond words. This is the […]

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Merry Christmas Skyler

In November, I wrote a short story with a letter to my great- grandson Skyler who died on July 29, 2016. He was only twenty-nine days old.  Our hearts broke that day as we struggled to understand how a healthy infant could pass so suddenly. When I decided to write the November story, Happy Thanksgiving Skyler, I did not realize […]

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A Piece of My Heart

Dear Readers, Today’s blog is not about animals, my teapot, or the Amish. It is about a broken heart, tears, love, struggling, and Mom.  It is about a few journal entries written from my heart one month after Mom’s death.  It is my hope that my words will help those  who have lost a loved one, or maybe struggling with a loved one’s illness. It […]

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A Valentine Letter to My Parents

Dear Mom and Dad, I am writing this letter on Valentine’s Day,  since it is the day we celebrate love.  I miss you both so very much, but know that you are celebrating this day of hearts and flowers with your loved ones in heaven. Dad, it has been a long time since I saw your brown eyes, your grin that stretched from ear to ear, and heard your voice saying, ” How you doing kid!”   As I write this, I remember the day you came into my life. You accepted me as your little girl even before you asked my mother to marry you. When Donna, Emma and Lee came along, I was still your little girl.  You raised us all the same way without showing partiality. The rules applied to all four of us, and so did the consequences. Although, we didn’t always hear, “I love you,” we knew the depth of your love by your everyday smile and the things you did for us. I want to thank you for working so hard for us, even when your health was not the best. I remember the day, you frightened me beyond words, as I ironed in the dining room of our old farm house. You were sleeping on the sofa in the living room. When all of a sudden, I heard a noise and looked up. You were shaking; shaking so violently that you shook your sock off  one foot. I remember screaming for Mom, who […]

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