Never Given the Chance to Miss Him

Never Given the Chance to Miss Him

When I was four years old, my father died while at his workplace. He was a field engineer on a construction site. One Friday afternoon while marking lines, he was asked to help brace a wall in the elevator shaft. He and his apprentice Mark went to assist their...
My hero, my Dad

My hero, my Dad

It’s so very dark out. I can hear sirens; there are so many people in my house. What is going on? A priest enters the back door with a couple of men; my mother falls to the floor. She is inconsolable. Who are these men? Who are all of these people? Family...
Burton’s Garden

Burton’s Garden

Family, memories, and a bright light that shines on Our family cottage is located in a remote area of Ontario and has been in our family for the past 77 years. When my grandfather originally built the cottage it was during wartime and it was built out of whatever...
Thriving through change and loss

Thriving through change and loss

Image by silviarita from Pixabay Change is the only constant in our lives. We are never prepared, no matter how prepared we think we are, for loss and change. Until we are facing loss and change only then can we relate. To be honest, the only person who likes change...
A Gentle Mother’s Day Thought

A Gentle Mother’s Day Thought

Photo by Matt Hoffman on Unsplash Grief is not something people get over, but they do learn ways to live with it. Over time it changes and we find ways to incorporate grief with compassion and meaning. Mother’s Day is celebrated by many cultures and in many parts of...