Monthly Archives: August 2008

Grief is Sneaky

Grief can be such a sneaky thing! You’re just going along, holding things together, and BAM! Some small thing triggers a response and grief jumps up and hits you right between the eyes again. Not really fair, is it? I’ve … Continue reading

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Missing the Arguments

There are so many things going on in the world, and I really miss talking to Neal.  Whether the Olympics, the Russian invasion of Georgia and threats to Poland, or the discovery of a new group of lowland gorillas in … Continue reading

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National Day of Remembrance

September 25, 2008 is the USA’s annual observance of the National Day of Remembrance for Murder Victims. I noted on an FBI website that a study in 2005 estimated the number of Americans who lost their lives to murder that … Continue reading

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An Ordinary Day

The boys have been on my mind almost constantly lately…probably because the one year anniversary of their deaths is fast approaching. My daughter and I were out running some errands for my mother, who was feeling the heat a bit. … Continue reading

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Remembering Neal on his Birthday

May 19, 2008 – Neal’s 28th birthday.  More than any other holiday or anniversary that I have faced in the last nine months, this is the one that is the most difficult.  This is the day my only son was … Continue reading

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Missing Little Ian

I’ve been thinking a lot about my littlest guy today.  I was sitting on my front porch this morning with a cup of tea and heard the chattering of little voices.  I looked down the street to see a double … Continue reading

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Monkey

My grandson Devon’s school, Los Altos Elementary, refurbished their library with dinosaurs, which he loved, and named it in his honor.  This is the speech that I wrote for the dedication:  Good Afternoon.  I’m Jan Williams and I am Devon’s Oma.  … Continue reading

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