Christmas Hope

By: Cathy DiBella To all my Motherless Daughters Ministry sisters, As we enter the Christmas season once again, I wanted to share something I read this year that has helped me look at Christmas a little differently and feel better as it approaches.  It is from the book, Things I...

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Remembering My Mother

By: Heather Wolper Every year as the blue expanse of May sky stretches out above my head and new life begins to overtake the chill of winter with a blanket of green, I think of my mother. Like the tender leaves that appear each Spring, she was soft and delicate...

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Here It Comes…Mother’s Day

By: Mary Ellen Collins GET READY… Here is comes again!  18 ways to get through Mother’s Day! Here it comes again, it washes over me and I am knocked down by the impact of the day and the feelings I have — Mother’s Day. That day where mother-daughter groups I see are smiling...

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One Word 2018

By: Julie Thompson On January 1st we have a tendency to reflect upon the previous year and  think about what we can do differently to make the new year better. I used to be one of those people who made New Years resolutions. I had a 0% success rate of...

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Christmas Past Can Be Haunting

By: Cara Barth “Christmas is a time when you get homesick – even when you’re home” ~ Carol Nelson “The holidays are a time to be spent with loved ones” has been imprinted on our psyche from almost day one. Many of us see the holidays as a way to mark...

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When The Holidays Are Bittersweet

By: Julie Thompson Christmas has always been my favorite holiday. As a child, I have fond memories of going with my parents and younger brother to the Christmas tree farm. We would brave the cold and snow in search of the “perfect” Christmas tree. Once we got the tree back...

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The Gift of Gratitude

By: Heather Wolper The other day I sat at a red light on my way to the grocery store. As I waited, I began to tick through a mental list of things we needed, milk, eggs, grapes, bread. . . And then I noticed the line of cars crossing my...

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40 Days of Prayer for Motherless Daughters: 2017

By: Mary Ellen Collins I hate the hype of Christmas!  Holidays are such a lonely time. The commercialism of the holidays drills home the loneliness I feel. Perfect Norman Rockwell family portraits splashed everywhere – magazines, ads, and TV channels. Pictures of multi-generational families gathered together with large smiles, hugs,...

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Grief = “Peeling the Onion”

By: Cara Barth “Life is like an onion. You peel it off one layer at a time, and sometimes you weep.” ~ Carl Sandburg I was thinking this week about the coming holidays and how this time of year can be so difficult for folks and be a real trigger for grief...

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