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Dying Girl's Last Wish - A Wedding

Every little girl dreams about her wedding day, complete with visions of a big beautiful white dress and, of course, the perfect man. But 9-year-old Jayla Cooper doesn't have a lifetime to wait for Mr. Right. The Southlake, TX, girl has been battling...

Thanksgiving in the Rocky Mountains

As I posted a couple of days ago, this year Thanksgiving in our house is vastly different than past holidays. This will be the first major holiday without my father and the first time I have spent such a day without my children. Over the weekend the...

What would you do if you found out you had weeks to live?

A friend of mine knows I suffer from insomnia. It's getting worse. Last night, she sent me something to read during my insomnia. Lynette is an Albanian missionary (Orthodox). She has two very young school age children, Tristan and Katherine. Two...

Explaining death and dying to children

An article in the current issue of CA: A Cancer Journal for Clinicians recently noted what we all thought: the death of a parent or loved one is one of the most stressful events a child can face. An honest word, a smile, and time spent together with...

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