Category Archives: dad

It was just a rump roast

Tweet In the past year and a half or so I’ve learned a lot about grief. Losing both my parents with in just over a year will do that to you. Grief, as I’ve learned, is……excuse my language but this … Continue reading

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Year in review

Tweet Well, it’s here, the last day of 2015.  And what a year it’s been. Here’s some highlights of 2015 for the Burns family: JANUARY: Moved my dad from Minnesota to Wisconsin FEBRUARY: Dan received a call from St. Paul’s … Continue reading

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Back in the saddle again

Tweet So much has happened.  We moved to Minnesota. My dad moved to Minnesota as well. The kids started school, then finished for the summer. Dan settled into his new church and I settled into my new job at Target. … Continue reading

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Not just at Christmas

Tweet It has undoubtedly been a different Christmas season for me.  Not just with my mom being in Heaven, but with my dad being in his Assisted Living home.  This is his first holiday season in his new home, and … Continue reading

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Daddy Update

Tweet I thought I’d check in today and give you all an update on my Daddy.  🙂 Dad is doing quite well.  He has his moments of grief, as all of us do.  There’s certain triggers that bring them on, … Continue reading

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Fishing

Tweet My dad has had some ups and downs since Mom passed away last month.  Mostly downs…he’s been very lonesome.  I worried about him for a while, thinking that he just might not bounce back from this.  He tended to … Continue reading

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It’s ok to be sad.

Tweet I was working on some paperwork for my parents yesterday, and needed to find some photos of my Dad’s four wheeler to get an estimate on its value. I came across this picture: This was taken in May 2013. … Continue reading

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It’s not a bad thing.

Tweet I spent another week with my parents last week.  My dad had been having trouble with fevers.  With each fever, he would become confused and weak, and so his assisted living home would send him to the ER.  Each … Continue reading

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Once upon a time

Tweet there was a man, and a woman. The man and woman had married young.  Not to each other, mind you.   They thought when they got married that they were doing the right thing.  They had the glimmer of … Continue reading

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In sickness and in health

Tweet My parents are getting older.  My mom will be 76 at the end of the month, and Dad just celebrated his 80th last May.  I was the youngest of the family, and Mom was 40 when I was born. … Continue reading

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