Category: Personal

Spiritfest 2012

Nine years! It seems like yesterday.Can you make a difference? You bet you can!I remember walking into The Barrie Soccer Club 10 years ago and asking why it is that I was travelling to tournaments in smaller cities and we didn’t have a tournament of our own. Luckily, I said to them at the time, …

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Bittersweet Memories

My grand daughter and her father used to dance to Michael Jackson together.  My son passed away just over a year ago.   It was months before my grand daughter would even listen to Michael Jackson when she was at our house. This was a sad reminder that we never know when it is our …

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What would your last lecture be about?

I’m reading The Last Lecture by Randy Pausch. I have to admit I’m finding this a little difficult after losing my son to cancer and imagining the thoughts that must have been running through his mind.The one comment “..that kids – more than anything else – need to know their parents love them. Their parents …

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Don’t Tell Me How To Grieve!

I was at the funeral home the other day and saw this on the wall.  I think it speaks volumes! CREDO I believe grief is a process that involves a lot of time, energy and determination.  I won’t “get over it” in a hurry, so don’t rush me! I believe grief is intensely personal.  This …

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Feel the love!

I have come to realize that God has a great army of angels and they are all around us.  Often, they are right in front of us and we just don’t realize it.  Miracles happen all the time and we just don’t see them for what they are.  All you have to do is open …

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Home Coming

My youngest daughter arrives from out west for the Christmas holidays today. The oldest daughter and youngest son are making the commitment to being home for Christmas dinner.Hopefully the ones that are home Christmas Eve will come to mass with us and hang around for a bit of our open house. We have open house …

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Christmas is family time

Merry Christmas!Last night, I was fixing up the lights and decorations on my tree. At one point, Nat King Cole and The Christmas Song came on. Then I suddenly missed my Mom. This really drove home that although Christmas is about the birth of our saviour, it’s also the one time of year that family …

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25 years ago today…..

[slideshow]   A great man was born 25 years ago today.   Brett came into my life when he was just over 2 years old.  He changed me in so many ways that I never thought possible.  Thank you Brett.   When Brett was little, he had a mischevious smile that you couldn’t help but …

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The White Picket Fence

It’s interesting how we hold onto ideals. When my wife separated from her first husband, (I’m not the first but I’m the best!), she was devastated and having a hard time managing her emotions.  She was very frustrated and angry and really couldn’t get her head around it until a counsellor asked the question:  “Are …

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An Amazing Lady!

A Candle for Mom Lesley Clermont:  June 26, 1943 to July 28, 2010 My mother was an amazing lady who left this earth early in life after many years that were very hard on her physically.   In that last year, Mom fell down a flight of 15 steps, Dad had a heart attack and …

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