Mack’s Mom

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Reflections on loss by Mack’s Mom, Elizabeth.

As Sentinels Wait for the Dawn

When I was 8 months pregnant with Mack during Advent 2003 I read the Luke passages with renewed appreciation. Mary went to visit her cousin, Elizabeth, who was pregnant with John. After Mack was born I read these passages to the kids and we always got a good chuckle out […]

Advent

Luke 1:13 But the angel said to him, “Do not be afraid, Zechariah, for your prayer has been heard. Your wife Elizabeth will bear you a son, and you will name him John.  14 You will have joy and gladness, and many will rejoice at his birth,  15 for he […]

Prayers ascending

We had a wonderful time with Elizabeth’s family over Thanksgiving. We were at Isle of Palm, South Carolina and while the temperature was about 15 degrees cooler than expected the sun shone brightly. Two months ago I attended the funeral of a wonderful woman who had lived a full life […]

Mullings

This is by Edgar Guest (1881-1959). I came across it this week and thought I would share. There was another similar story I heard told on a radio program that always stuck with me: A woman meets her husband at the door upon his arrival home from a trip. She […]

A few of the many who made Mack's Teepee possible.

Mack’s Teepee Dedication Day

The only thing missing this morning was Mack. His great friends, teammates, and school mates, were there. His favorite pancakes: chocolate chip and banana. The morning was crisp and bright. And, “Mack’s Teepee”  was dedicated; a permanent addition to the playground at Park Forest Elementary school that was funded by […]

Walking a new path

I heard the announcement for the upcoming “Mack Brady” night September 13 at the Penn State Men’s soccer game last Friday and it struck me. What has happened the past 8 months since Mack suddenly died on New Year’s Eve? This “Mack Brady” is our silly, sweet Mack who should […]