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Motherless on Mother’s Day

Motherless on Mother’s Day

It was a warm summer day in June, and I was high on wedding plans. With less than 48 hours until my walk down the aisle to say “I do” to the love of my life, I got the call that would shake the rafters of my soul. My mother has been gone now for more years than I knew...
Friendship: Love that Lasts

Friendship: Love that Lasts

Most adults have a broad circle of acquaintances and a much smaller circle of close friends—you know, the ones who would drop everything to drive us to the airport or the hospital; the ones who show up with soup when we’re sick, Kleenex (and emergency hugs) when we’re...
Motherly Love

Motherly Love

Years ago, I used to joke that I was no one’s mother except the cat’s. That statement is no joke in that I have not carried a child in my womb, although I now have two stepdaughters, four grandsons and one granddaughter. I claim no blood relation to these charming,...