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Weekend Reflections on Anniversary of Mom’s Funeral and Memorial Service – July 11 and 12

Weekend Reflections on Anniversary of Mom’s Funeral and Memorial Service – July 11 and 12

As I mentioned in my July 7th post, this month marks the 4-year anniversary of my Mom’s departure from this life into her eternalĀ  reward in heaven, where she joined my Dad who passed away in 2002. July 11, 2011, was the day we laid her earthly body to rest next to my Dad’s at the Veterans Cemetery in New Hampshire.     An Air Force Honor Guard was present and performed a beautiful flag-folding ceremony with the flag from…

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Monday June 1– New Day New Month to Get to Know Me

Monday June 1– New Day New Month to Get to Know Me

Happy June 1st (yesterday–I didn’t get a chance to post last night)! How is your weather? Our beginning of June feels more like April, while May felt like June or early July. I thought since I’m still “Lefty” as my hubby is now calling me, typing one-handed, I might share some older posts. The first day of a new month seems like a good time to re-introduce myself, especially since I’m interacting with some new blogging groups and have some…

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Happy 82nd Birthday Dad – March 15 Devotional Thoughts

Happy 82nd Birthday Dad – March 15 Devotional Thoughts

On this day 82 years ago, my beloved Dad was born. It’s hard to believe he passed away at the age of 69, in September 2002, after a short battle with an aggressive strain of lymphoma. I miss him so much and there are still so many days I wish I could pick up the phone and talk to him, or drive to New Hampshire to visit him and feel his “bear hug” embrace.   I miss our family gatherings…

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Welcome to Words of Encouragement

Welcome to Words of Encouragement

Welcome to the unveiling of my newly revised blog, under “new management” so to speak – new name, new purpose. You’ll find this on my “About” page, as well, but it seemed appropriate as my first NEW post: I decided to revise this, my very first blog, and dedicate it to my beloved Dad, Ben Willis, who lost his battle with lymphoma on Sept. 2, 2002. He was a giant of a man, loved by all who knew him, and…

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