Grief

17 posts

Mack Thumbs Up

How do we celebrate?

One of the delicate balances of our new life is celebrating Mother’s Day and Father’s Day, first and last days of school, birthdays, Easter, Christmas, Valentine’s Day, Groundhog Day…you get the picture, the list of celebrations is endless…how do we celebrate life with Izzy and honor Mack as an important and […]

Holy Saturday, the ‘death of God’

This Lent I have been using the Magnificat app on my phone. I appreciated this reflection from Pope Benedict XVI: Holy Saturday is the day of the ‘death of God,’ the day which expresses the unparalleled experience of our age, anticipating the fact that God is simply absent, that the […]

Darth for Mack

Valentine’s Day

“Something quite unexpected has happened. It came this morning early. For various reasons, not in themselves at all mysterious, my heart was lighter than it had been for many weeks…And, suddenly, at the moment when, so far, I mourned H. least, I remembered her best. Indeed it was something (almost) […]

Footprints

Today I posted a reflection on our last full day of fun with Mack. You can find it on Targuman.org. We continue to be so thankful for the love and support that everyone has given us all year long and especially in these last days leading to this solemn anniversary. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]