Category Archives: Family

To Our Baby Girl

Dear Baby Girl, my sweet Dorian, Twenty-five years ago today, you were born into Heaven.  My heart died that day right along with you. I prayed for you, to have you, to hold you.  I wanted you so desperately. I … Continue reading

Posted in 2018, Anniversary, Babies, Birthdays, Death, Family, Grief, Loss, Trauma | 10 Comments

Prayers, Please

We just found out that my Aunt Judy, Mama’s youngest sister, passed away last night from pneumonia. Please pray for my mama and her remaining siblings, but most of all, Aunt Judy’s five sons and their families, as well as … Continue reading

Posted in Death, Family, Grief, Loss | 18 Comments

Happy Mother’s Day!

Happy Mother’s Day to all of you beautiful ladies out there!  I chose an elephant to honor my foremothers (and fathers) from my Oliphant line. Elephants are beautiful. They are also very strong, just like mothers have to be. Image … Continue reading

Posted in 2018, Family, Holidays, Mother's Day | 6 Comments

I Miss You, Grandma

The flags are flying in the breeze The crowds are gathering ‘round I just want to be alone, please! As they put you in the ground. ©17 April 2018 Suzanne Gunter McClendon

Posted in 2018, Family, Grief, Loss | 11 Comments

G is for Girls #AtoZChallenge

We are blessed to have been allowed to raise two amazingly funny daughters. They have both been involved in college/university and community theatre for many years now. In the following clip, our youngest (the one calling for Claire) is reciting … Continue reading

Posted in 2017, A to Z April Challenge, Family | Tagged | 19 Comments