Tag Archives: Drinking and Driving

Let us pray for wisdom

It’s not possible to remember everything. With time memories slip away. Fragments remain. And the love remains. At least, that’s what should remain. I am heartened by those who turn their sorrow into kindness. I am saddened by those who turn it into bitterness. But I understand, most of us have stood at one time or another at that fork in the road where those two paths diverge Continue reading

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I just wish that I could hear

Tomorrow is Anna’s 35th birthday. Hard to imagine. She is locked forever now at 19. Her smile. Her laugh. Her brilliant eyes. The daisies in her hair, plucked from the wildflowers on her way to school. Her warmth. Her depth of spirit. Her passion for dance and theater and the life of the Spirit. Continue reading

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Sleepless

After teeth had been brushed and a story read, after prayers had been said and goodnight kisses given, I would blow softly into Anna’s ears: once to blow out bad dreams, and then again to blow in good dreams. I … Continue reading

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East of Eden

I can’t let the day go by without acknowledging that this is my daughter’s birthday, though it has been 15 years since I made her a birthday cake. I almost did last night, but I made cookies instead. I remember … Continue reading

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On the Eve of St. Patrick’s Day

St. Patrick’s Day was one of Anna’s favorite days – though, to be honest, she had a lot of favorite days. Since she was born on the 13th of May, the 13th of any month was her special day – … Continue reading

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What if

Today my eldest would have been 32.  It is hard to believe 12 years have passed, hard to imagine what might have been had she not been at that spot on that freeway at that moment when that driver who … Continue reading

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