Grateful for siblings

A Few months ago, Children’s Grief Awareness Day November 19, 2015 posted this Yoda photo highlighting death as a natural part of life and got my wheels spinning again, particularly with all the hype of the upcoming new Star Wars movie, … Continue reading

Reconnections, hope, and peace

This past weekend was a first reconnection since my brother’s funeral, death and countless visits to the Mayo Hospital and Clinic in Rochester, MN.  Last week also marked the 21st wedding anniversary.  As I ponder the events of the weekend, I am smiling … Continue reading

Surviving the fog of grief and loss

Seven weeks has now passed since the day of my brother’s death in May of 2015.  The sequence of events on that final Friday and sense of loss continues to be very fresh and replayed each week in my mind.  Viewing a beautiful sunrise reflecting through a … Continue reading

Chronic stress and caregiver fatigue

Imagine yourself a newly married couple in the first years of marriage.  You are ready for the next step in your relationship to become proud new parents.  Thrilled about the onset of possibilities of adding a little one to the family and after … Continue reading

Let the journey begin…

Born and raised in the “Heart of the Valley” of Wisconsin was a blessing.  Raising children truly requires a team approach wherever you live. Finding and engaging a team for the game in our families circumstances certainly not a problem.  Our community was rich in … Continue reading