Category Archives for Family

New Drivers

I entered the world of having a new teenage driver again this year.  Somehow when I went through this with Spencer it didn’t seem as intense.  Maybe it is because my mom took him out on his first driving experiences … Continue reading

22. June 2017 by tjsjohanna
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Christmas Memories

Many of my 48 Christmas celebrations have passed with little to make them stand out – but this year will be one I remember, because it is the first since Tom died where I feel a genuine sense of peace … Continue reading

27. December 2016 by tjsjohanna
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All the latest

I’ve been sick for two weeks exactly today.  It has not been fun… tonight I feel like I’m at my breaking point – I just want Tom to put his arms around me in a great big hug and pat … Continue reading

10. December 2016 by tjsjohanna
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Tom’s birthday and other stuff

This week was Tom’s birthday.  I remember the first birthday we celebrated without him – he’d been gone just barely two weeks.  I was still in a state of shock.  We had dinner with family and brought along a lemon … Continue reading

18. September 2016 by tjsjohanna
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(Almost) Four Months

Wow – I’ve been absent here almost long enough to just abandon the whole thing… What happened from April to now?  Well…  here’s a list: Haley finished her first year of high school – Yay!!  And her grades were significantly … Continue reading

12. August 2016 by tjsjohanna
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Update

Chairs are done!  Thanks to my mom who helped me fix a major mistake and then sewed my pillow covers together. I did finish the seat cushion covers and I’m not giving you a close up! The room is coming … Continue reading

13. April 2016 by tjsjohanna
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Writing and Thinking

I wrote this post in my head two nights ago when I couldn’t sleep. I have a ton of empathy for sufferers of insomnia.  That feeling of laying in bed, trying to doze off, and there’s just no sleep coming … Continue reading

09. February 2016 by tjsjohanna
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Stereotype

I’ve become a stereotype – the single mother of a troubled kid.  It’s an uncomfortable role.  Every time I’m in a situation where strangers are interacting with me in this capacity I want to say, “wait! You don’t understand… This … Continue reading

20. October 2015 by tjsjohanna
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Relief from burdens

This past week I took my son to a residential treatment center and left him for what will probably be a least a year away from home.  It was a difficult decision to make on so many levels.  For eleven … Continue reading

15. October 2015 by tjsjohanna
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Missing Him

Has it been too long since Tom died for me to write a post about how I’m missing him?  After all it’s been over a year and I should be moving on, right?  It’s not that I cry myself to … Continue reading

05. October 2015 by tjsjohanna
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