Today would have been my Annie’s 37th birthday. She’s been gone 236 days but whenever I think about her age, it never fails to shock me.
Decades ago, before I was even a teenager, I remember seeing what I believe (it’s hard to remember) was one of those government health awareness commercials that were often on television back in the eighties. This particular one was about smoking and the risk of cancer. Even though I misunderstood and misinterpreted some of the details, the commercial was a faithful and fearful education. Continue reading
There are a good number of good books on my bookshelf that fall into one of the following four categories…
It’s been almost a week since I got back ‘home’ from the USA.
Today, I feel the absence of Annie on this trip more than any of the days that have passed by so far. There were moments on the airplane, when I looked at the empty seat next to me and I really felt like crying but I held back – at least until the toilet was vacant. I haven’t got a problem with crying – or crying in public at that (well, maybe just a little) – but for whatever reason I’d consider it a bit unnerving to see someone burst into tears at 30,000 feet and so I held off. A lot of things have been said about grief but I wonder if it’s ever been said that with great grief (and altitude) comes great responsibility?
About an hour from now I’ll be checking in at my gate in Heathrow Airport, Lord’s Willing, headed out to see family in Pennsylvania. Back in June I made my first flight anywhere without my Annie – indeed my first ever flight alone. That little trip to Switzerland did little to prepare me for this second, longer flight across the Atlantic. Continue reading
I recently posted regarding the thanksgiving service videos now available through my Vimeo channel. There were subsequently a few issues I have now ironed out. I have updated those previous two posts and they now include a new link to a dedicated Vimeo ‘channel’ where viewing the thanksgiving service videos is much easier and better!
In His Arms,
Click here for introduction and link to the videos of my Annie’s Thanksgiving Service.
In His Arms,