family, life

Family Transitions

The house where I grew up.
The house where I grew up.

My mom has only lived in two places since I was born … the house I was raised in, and the house she moved to after I left the nest.

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life, thoughts

Fun With Q’s

wikiballoonSorry, this isn’t Sheldon Cooper’s “Fun with Flags,” but the following game is better.

I’ve been dealing with a lot of heavy life issues these days, and it’s difficult to come up with light material for the blog. My theme here is to dig deep into the human psyche, but also add a little humor. I’m struggling with the latter right now, as I grieve loved ones.

So, I saw this list of fun questions on facebook and thought I’d play around with them on my blog. It’s the lighter side and a nice break from my heavier last few posts about loss.

I’d love for people to join in. If you’d like, copy them and answer on your blog, or pick your favorite question on this list and answer in the comment section. I’d love to learn more about my blogging friends.

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life, poetry

Savannah

by Lori (L. Virelli)

It’s been twenty years
since we first started.
Almost twelve since we stopped.
Those dozen years mended our pain.
Then, just when we think
we’ve put you out of our minds;
we see her.
She looks like you might’ve looked.
Her name is Savannah,
the name your daddy would’ve
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