Days of Grace

Day 708: Smoke Detector

You know that really annoying chirp smoke detectors make when they’re not working? Well, the one in my boys’ room has been doing it for a couple days. Replacing the battery didn’t help. So tonight, when we got home from baseball, I got a small stool and a screwdriver and I replaced that stupid thing […]

Day 678: Card

In a conversation with an acquaintance who had also lost a spouse way to early, it was mentioned that widows often remember very little, if anything, from the first year. I’ve found that to be both true and false. Some things I remember with laser focus. The ER. Crying when I went the first time […]

Day 663: James 1:27

The other day, two men spent over three hours at my house, fixing a broken door and a clogged dryer vent, which was partially caused by a leak in my roof, which was supposed to have been fixed less than two years ago but apparently was not. This “quick fix” turned out to be a […]

Day 650: Mani/Pedi

I’ve been getting my nails and toes done now for almost a year. Before I’d never done it. I considered it a waste of time and money. After all, there were other things that were more pressing. But before our vacation last year, I decided I wanted pretty toes to put in the sand. So […]


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