Life is Grace

“Tell me, what is it you plan to do/ with your one wild and precious life?” (Mary Oliver)

We had to put our beloved 15 year-old cocker spaniel Fiona down last Wednesday, and our hearts are broken. She was my darling baby girl and the light of my days. The house is so empty now. We who choose to surround ourselves with lives even more temporary than our own live within a fragile …

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Every week, the women over at RevGalBlogPals, an organization formed to support women in ministry who also happen to blog, have a weekly feature, Friday Five, covering a variety of topics. This week, 3dogmom writes (the image above is hers also): It’s been a week of ups and downs at our house. On Tuesday I …

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As usual, credit for everything below–except my answers, that is–goes to the wonderful gals over at RevGalBlogPals. And I owe them a hearty “thank you” for giving me a some much-needed writing inspiration! I should mention that I did have my neck surgery last week and the surgeon said the procedure went “swimmingly.” I find …

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In happier news, the house is (mostly) decorated for Christmas! We finally got a pre-lit tree so poor George didn’t have to get tangled in the lights, swearing and cursing. Although watching him was one of the highlights of my holidays every year since we got married (nine years in October!!) I don’t think George …

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It was the best of times, it was (not quite) the worst of times… Among the best were our annual Resch Family Reunion, held at my cousin Verlys’ farm up in Pine City (she was living w/mom and dad and was the first Resch to see me!), a Sabas family picnic/Olympics at Resort da Sabas, …

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This week’s Friday Five come courtesy of Singing Owl from RevGalBlogPals. She writes:   Friday, February 27, 2009 Friday Five: The Fork in the Road “I am at a life-changing juncture. I do not know which way I will go, but I have been thinking about the times, people and events that changed my life …

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Yesterday George and I celebrated four years of wedded bliss by sleeping all evening. Last year he was sick, then this year neither of us felt well, so I suppose at this rate next year Fiona will be under the weather as well. At least we were both feeling wonderful on our wedding day! Besides, …

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Mom sounded better this morning on the phone. She was finally able to sleep last night and is breathing better. She’s probably going to be in the hospital for a while, although I’m hoping she’ll be out by Xmas. I’ve been reading up on emphysema and apparently as the disease progresses, these kind of episodes …

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