Grief and Loss

It comes to all of us – the final farewell.  We recently had a loss in the family.  It was not unexpected. Everyone had had time to prepare for the inevitable. Regardless of that, it still hurts. The finality of it. The knowing that someone you deeply cared for is no longer physically here. Raw, … More Grief and Loss

When Life Ends

Salme Kaarina Tanska née Kaski 4.9.1927 –     18.12.2018 It has been a long and emotionally exhausting twelve days. Markku (TRH), his brothers and father have been supporting each other through the final days of his mother’s life. Early this morning she breathed her last. At 91 years of age I guess you could say … More When Life Ends

When I Grow Up….

She stood on the edge of the cliff overlooking a vast expanse of blue green water.  Below her, she could hear the pounding of the waves on the rocks far below. An ocean breeze stirred her tresses, tickling and teasing her face.  Lifting her arms up high up to reach for the sun, she took … More When I Grow Up….

Bouncing back

Flexibility, pliability, suppleness, plasticity, springiness, spring, give. Resilience = the ability of a substance to spring back into shape; elasticity; the capacity to recover quickly from difficulties; toughness. I guess the notion of springiness or elasticity can be applied to people. I can think of quite a few I know who seem to have an … More Bouncing back

Missy

She sat watching me closely. Her eyes followed my every move.  If I went to another part of the house or outside she would follow me. By the end of the day she had grown tired and tried to second guess where I would head next. Finally, having grown too tired to bother following me, … More Missy

Prayer for Peace

The aftermath of the horror of mass shootings in the night club in Orlando has prompted me to  reblog this post I wrote after the Paris bombing last year. It is still just as relevant. Just the location and victims have changed. Now more than ever, it is so important to focus our energies and … More Prayer for Peace

Hello From Heaven

  Hello from Heaven has been triggered by recent events both worldwide and within my extended circle of family and friends. I am indulging myself in journeying through memories. A patchwork of reminiscing. So many images are flicking on to the screen of my mind. Family celebrations. Holidays. Get togethers. Weddings. Funerals. A veritable mishmash … More Hello From Heaven

Prayer for Peace

  Now more than ever, it is so important to focus our energies and thoughts on peace.  The tragedy unfolding in Paris has become the focus of attention for many of us across the world. Social media brings it vividly into our homes. Real horror. It is not some trumped up voyeuristic reality show designed … More Prayer for Peace