Life Lessons

January 2, 2012 at 10:50 pm | Posted in Grief, life after loss, life lessons, silver lining | 9 Comments
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Here are a few of the things I have learned so far in life. I did not necessarily learn them in 2011 but now seems as good a time as any to share them.  Do you have any you would like to share? 

This list is not complete and will most likely be ongoing for the rest of my life.  They are in no particular order. . .

  1. When asked,  “How you are?”  Most of the time people just want to hear the response, “Fine” and go on with their day. 
  2. Hug more.  One of the twins loves to hug and be hugged all the time.  I will actually be hugging him and he will say, “Mama, I need a hug.”  I answer, “I am hugging you right now”.  He responds, “Hug more.”
  3. Look for rainbows.  
  4. Listen carefully.  The twins wanted gelt, the chocolate coins which are given out at Hanukkah.  However, they kept asking, “Is it time for Hanukkah guilt?”
  5. Music makes people happy. 
  6. Tutus also make people happy (see above).  And, apparently ties can be the reason for really big smiles.
  7. Sleep.  Grief (along with life in general) is exhausting
  8. Life can be heartbreaking, unfair and unexplainable.  No one ever promised any thing different.
  9. Treasure the moments – you are never sure just how many you will have.



December 28, 2011 at 11:44 am | Posted in Grief, Love, silver lining, twins | 11 Comments
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No words today – just pictures from the past year.

Muddy Snow Angel

Snow Angel in Action

Rug Angel

Bath Angels

Grass Angel

Another Grass Angel

Rock Garden Angel

Rock Garden Angel #2

Leaf Angel

Airport Floor Angel (yuck!)

Stuffed Animal Angel

Stuffed Animal Angel #2

Missing Angel

Okay – the last picture is not from 2011.  We wish we had pictures from this past year of Jake and Sawyer.

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