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The Spirit of Christmas

The Spirit of Christmas… While I try very hard to stay in the present moment, not wondering too far into the past or future, I can’t help but think of where I was at this time last year. What a difficult year 2013 was for so many, and even though 2014 was a notch better,…

Heavenly Glow

Heavenly Glow

This day is a day that God made. This day is full of trials, tribulations, blessings beyond compare, and this day is different for each and every single one of us. We have been brought here with such a Divine purpose, and our soul is illuminated by the hope we find in others. There are…

Clinging to Faith in the Face of Sorrow

Clinging to faith in the face of sorrow

Clinging to faith in the face of sorrow… I guess part of the great mysteries of this beautiful, expansive universe is one in which I may only speculate, and never fully understand. Why does life throw us such painful, traumatic, and devastating experiences? Why do “bad” things happen to “good” people? And, why, if God…

Anticipatory Grief

Anticipatory Grief…Watching Our Loved Ones Prepare For Heaven

For those who have had the devastating experience of watching from the sidelines as your loved one’s health continues to decline, my heart speaks to your heart as you read this. For every life that has made the transition from this Earthly existence, there is great love, and a very unique, and personal story behind…

Joseph Charles Nurre

“Greater Love Hath No Man Than This…”

Joseph Charles Nurre ~ In honor of our fallen soldiers, our heroes; to those who have made such selfless sacrifices for our freedoms… It’s not true what they say, that “time” makes it easier. Time is universal, consistent; time moves at exactly the same pace, never changes. So how is it that time has the…

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It’s the little things…

“Image courtesy of Michelle Meiklejohn/FreeDigitalPhotos.net.” Sitting in my car today, I briefly caught a glimpse of an older gentleman opening the car door, assisting his elderly wife into the drivers seat of their Buick. Sometimes these seemingly small moments in time resonate with me, making me feel as if I am meant to be in…

Grieving through the winter holidays

Grieving through the winter holidays

It’s the most wonderful time of the year… The trees are decorated, the joyful Christmas music is playing, the frantic search for the “perfect” gifts is underway, and the Christmas cards bring messages of Yuletide Greetings, Happy Holidays, and Merry Christmas wishes right to your doorstep. It’s the most wonderful time of the year…or at…

Greiving through miscarriage

The day that changed my life…grieving through miscarriage.

The day that changed my life… It wasn’t too long ago that I was floating through my life, riding the roller coaster of emotions that comes with the daily “unknowns.” You see, I started this business, Flutters of Hope, kind of on a whim. I had found myself in yet another unhealthy work environment, desperately…

In Times of Darkness

In Times of Darkness

Sometimes, those moments of emptiness truly have a way of catching up to you. In those times when you feel ok one minute, and in the next, you find it difficult to breathe, I promise that you are not alone. Death, like life, often takes us in directions completely unexpected. How do you ever really…

Ms. Mary Ann Thomas

In Loving Memory of Ms. Mary Ann Thomas

In loving remembrance of Ms. Mary Ann Thomas~ There are hardly words to describe the true beauty of some people we may come across in our lives. There are hardly words to capture the essence of a person that was guided by such purity of heart. I live in the knowing that sometimes, no matter…