Tag Archives: Family

“2 Tru Loves: Norma and the Sox”

When Allan Munroe’s wife of 63 years died recently, his family knew they needed to do something to help assuage his deep grief. They decided on a cross-country trip to see a love that was second only to his dear … Continue reading

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Photos @Legacy: on the boardwalk

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5 Condolences: things my father taught me

My father recently retired after 37 years in ministry. I was fortunate to be able to fly home to join him for his final sermon and his retirement celebration. Over the course of the day, I was reminded through others’ … Continue reading

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5 Condolences: things my mother taught me

The best mothers do more than raise us and nurture us – they teach us, too. Of course, there are the early basics: Mom teaches Baby how to eat, how to get dressed, how to talk. As we get to … Continue reading

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The best obituary ever

Shared by tens of thousands of people via social media, and viewed more than half a million times in its first few days online, Harry Stamps’ obituary is one for the ages. Many readers have declared it the best obituary … Continue reading

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5 Condolences: birthdays

Gathering with family and friends helps bring light into our lives, particularly in these dark winter months. And birthdays are one of our favorite reasons for a get-together. Whether we’re celebrating a milestone or honoring a loved one who has … Continue reading

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Leapin’ Blizzards!

One winter weekend in eighth grade, I was sweating bullets. In a few days I had to deliver a 30-minute speech in front of the whole class – and it wasn’t written yet. Fervently I prayed for another week, as … Continue reading

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Photos@Legacy: Snowman and twin

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Grief during the holidays

November marks the beginning of the winter holiday season. From Thanksgiving to Hanukkah and Christmas through New Year’s, it’s a flurry of dinners, parties and gatherings as people come together to “celebrate the season.” For me, November also marks a … Continue reading

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Thankful

As Thanksgiving approaches this week, we’ve all been focusing on the things we’re thankful for. It’s a unique holiday, one that asks us to take a moment and forget about all the bad things that have happened over the past … Continue reading

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