All posts tagged: illness


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General Musings / Heart Aches / Wrestling with Angels

My friend is dying. It’s shitty, and ridiculous, and completely unfair. She’s my age, with two young children and a husband who adores her and brothers and parents and a community who loves her…and she’s dying. I read her periodic journal posts about how’s she’s dealing with her diagnosis and her grief at leaving her wonderful life much sooner than she ever anticipated or would want. Then I read the comments and tributes and consider […]

A Blessing Dream, and Mom Gets Sick

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General Musings / Uncategorized

The other day, I was sitting at the computer while E ate breakfast. He started telling me about a dream he had. I was only half-listening, but a phrase he said caught my ear. “I don’t know what it means,” he said. “I mean, I know what it means, but I think there’s more to it.” That night, as I was making dinner, he mentioned it again, so I had him repeat the dream to […]