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The Goodbye That Was Never Said

July 19, 2012 • By
 Today is day 19 of the Ultimate Blog Challenge.  This post is particularly difficult and personal to me.  It is something that I wrote after the death of my mother.  Few of us are fortunate to have no regrets or things left unsaid when losing a parent.  I wrote this to give voice to the things that I learned as a result and I hope that it will affect you in a way that will make you take action.


My sister- in- law’s eyes gave away the secret before she began to step back behind my brother’s broad shoulders. “Renee, mama’s gone…..” , he uttered as he watched my body involuntarily heave over. It was not entirely unexpected. Mama had been hospitalized once again for heart failure and all I could do was think about the smile that she had on her face when I last visited her. I could see her outstretched hands reaching towards me with a sense of peace that she somehow knew that her days on this earth were coming to an end.READ MORE


Sitting Here Thinking Of…..

July 16, 2012 • By

Arghh….this challenge is catching up with me.  The show doesn’t end until Wednesday, so I really don’t have as much time as I would like to participate…  Today is day 16….I will make another post today.  This is a poem that I wrote about a woman is recalling various scenes from her life as a young married.  I hope that you enjoy it.

Sometimes when I lie in the bed alone
Imagining you beside me
Like you used to be
And still catching a whiff of paco rabonne cologne on
Your pillow brings