It is Well…

A prosperous lawyer invested a sizable amount of his hard earned money in real estate in the growing city of Chicago, then lost most of it in the Great Chicago Fire of 1871.  Despite their loss, the man and his wife spend countless hours assisting the survivors of the tragedy.  Two years later, his wife and …

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Thankful In

A squeal of delight escaped my lips.  The double holiday issue of my favorite cooking magazine had arrived!  If you love to cook like I do, Thanksgiving and the holidays are a treat.  I plan, prep, tweak old favorites and try new creations each year.  But in the bustle of planning, shopping and cooking, one …

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Just Pray

Frustration.  My fairly free day of organizing and planning quickly turned into more responsibilities being added onto my already full plate.  I tried not to be crabby at my family, since it wasn’t their fault and if I’m snappish then they are too. But I was very, very frustrated.  My daughter asked if I was …

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A Lasting Legacy

It rips a jagged, raw and throbbing hole.  It hurts to think, function and breathe.  You don’t understand, you don’t know how to move forward and you don’t know what to do next.  But you put one foot in front of the other and move on. If you have ever lost anyone you love deeply, …

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Two for One

I love a great deal-like getting two for one.  You may know I had some knee surgery this week.  I had been preparing for it for a while and was actually quite busy right up until the night before.  That night it hit me how life would change in the next days, weeks and months, …

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