Category Archives: Suffering/Grief

What Causes Depression, Part 2

19 years ago our baby had growth problems from an unknown physical ailment (which was found a year later). But the doctor in that city at that time could not find a reason for our son’s lack of growth.  So … Continue reading

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What Causes Depression?

A few years ago, I told you a story about when Nathan was a baby:  http://www.blackhillspicturebooks.com/2014/11/13/amazing-true-story/ Then I got to thinking what that story had in common with some things I went through a number of years ago…. Apparently, many … Continue reading

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Time to Grieve

My Dad passed away on Friday, so I need some time to grieve. Not sure when I will blog again, we’ll see. But today, I will share good advice given me by a number of friends this week, on grieving a … Continue reading

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Getting through Grief

One day when our daughter Sarah, who has spina bifida, was very young, we took her to see her orthopedist.  He explained that with the level of her lesion, it would be impossible for her to walk without major assistance. … Continue reading

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Safer Mold Remediation

Note that my title says “safer,” not safe. This is because unfortunately, for some very sick people and/or for some very bad molds, no remediation is safe.  Some people report terrible reactions to their possessions they took from their moldy … Continue reading

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An Open Wound

The older I get and the more experiences I have, the more I am convinced that emotional wounds are VERY much like physical wounds, in many ways. If you stub your toe, and before it’s healed stub it again, we … Continue reading

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Before the Hard Journey

She stood lonely and cold and shivering, the wind whipping her hair.  She turned her face away from the wind, but she could not escape the chill, the gray, and most horribly, the loneliness.  The empty, bleak moor contained only … Continue reading

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What I Miss/What I Love

I do try to focus on the positives of life, try to follow in the footsteps of my Grandfather, whom Dad always called “the eternal optimist.” Usually it’s pretty easy for me, unless I am scared or worried.  Then I … Continue reading

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A Letter from My Husband When Someone Attacked Me

My husband never ended up sending this letter, but it helped me “process” the harm the other person tried to do to me (years ago, an out-of-state friend). Maybe it can help some of you who have been wrongly attacked … Continue reading

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Whose Fault?

There are people who think everything is everyone else’s fault.  And there are people who think everything is their own fault.  I’m the latter. Maybe there are even balanced people who know that not everything is “someone’s fault” and can … Continue reading

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