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Remembering Chris

Today marks the 13th anniversary of my son’s passing.  He died while rock climbing in Yosemite National Park when he was twenty-five. I remember the year leading up to Chris’s death. Beneath all consciousness, the mystery appeared to prevail. He had visited relatives across the … Continue reading

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Awakening

FORGIVENESS   Forgiveness sparks the soul— when, in surrender, I find strength to freely give the love that God has given.   Love is for giving, unencumbered by condition— rendering blessed peace, relief from stirring hunger.   May we truly spend … Continue reading

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In Remembrance

Today is Chris’s birthday. He would have been 38. Our love remains, a golden thread spanning the ages. Chris journeys through the sheer glow of Heaven. A rock climber in life, he now climbs unbound. Happy birthday, dear son. I … Continue reading

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Standing Still

Living from the wellspring of the soul requires standing still—to know the truth of its resonance and wisdom. The soul is a wayfarer, bearing witness to experience, gently whispering:  Give life passage, living the freedom of love, holding the crossings of paths … Continue reading

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In Celebration

Eleven years ago, my son, Chris, died on a mountainside, pursuing his passion. On this anniversary day, I reflect on the blessing of his presence—God’s precious miracle. God may take a life but never the love, which is the gist of relationship. What … Continue reading

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Reflections of a Son

On May 31, 2003, my son died in a rock climbing accident in Yosemite National Park. He was twenty-five. After Chris died, I created a manuscript about his life, which included many poems. Later, the manuscript was culled into a … Continue reading

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Carry On

My daughter has a favorite song that she plays daily: “Carry On” by Fun.  It is her source of inspiration in a time of recovery, while she is mine—   Beneath the surface, a voice is softly singing, enticing me to cast … Continue reading

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