Tag Archives: #hope

What Will People Say? – 7/27/16 – Kerry

What Will People Say? – Kerry E.B. Black July 27th, 2016 Dear Reader- At my uncle’s memorial service, I saw grief hollow my cousins’ eyes. I recalled these people as the beautiful children with whom I spent countless hours playing … Continue reading

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Even Rocky Soil Can Produce Flowers- Kerry- 5/4/15

Even Rocky Soil Can Produce Flowers 4 May, 2015 Dear Reader- Even the rockiest soil can produce beautiful flowers. When I bought my house, the yard influenced my choice. Lush grass speckled with blue flowers swept to a tree line. … Continue reading

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Elaina 1/12/15 – Mothers of Terrorists

1/12/15 Dear Elaina, You’ve been spiraling in your thoughts since Thursday, trying to make sense out of something senseless. You know your thoughts and views originate from your experience and your white, middle class, American culture, yet, arrogantly, you want … Continue reading

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Elaina 12/8/14 The Year Without Santa

The Year Without Santa 12/8/14 Dear Reader, Their Christmas lists hang on the refrigerator door complete with web addresses, color selection, and required sizes. The tree stands in the corner, unadorned, unlit; schedules have made finding time to decorate a … Continue reading

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11/26/14 – Jennifer – Celebrate Today

Celebrate Today 11/26/2014 Dear Jennifer, Today was big. Aside from the fits of crying punctuating your day, you stood strong in the face of a big fear. You are not your mother. Although you have some of the same challenges, … Continue reading

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Mary 10/30/2014 – Determination

Determination October 30, 2014 Dear M, Having taken such a load off your heart last week; you felt the excitement of life and words in the air, elusive, but it’s there. Since your last letter, you started thinking about the … Continue reading

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Elaina 10/20/2014- Memories, Triggers, and PTSD

October 20th, 2014 Dear Elaina, What a rough week. You floundered big time. You watched over 20 hours of television this week, something you only do when your PTSD rears its debilitating head. It’s kicking your butt this time and … Continue reading

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