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One Year Of Loss

Today marks one year. One year has passed, and a hollow ache permanently resides in my heart. I have journaled (those exact words), I have wept, I have struggled with my faith, and I have grieved. I think I always will, because nothing will ever fix the hole my father filled in my soul. But …

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The Birthday

I heard a song and these lyrics made me cry. Today would have been my father’s 72nd birthday. In the almost nine months since he’s been gone, I have heard all sorts of advice: “He’s in a better place,” with a hefty dose of “It’s God’s Will.” Yes, I agree. Cancer is an evil disease …

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