The Love of a Father
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I’ve learned about the love of a father from my extraordinary dad, James Curtis Orr. My dad cared for me, his first-born adopted baby girl, with tenderness, generosity, humor, faith, and unconditional love. He passed away five years ago, but … Want More?

Life Lessons Learned from Princess Diana (Revisited)
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Princess Diana photographed by Patrick Demarchelier I’ve been reviewing my early Stylemindchic posts in preparation for making some exciting changes in my blogging platform. It’s been fun to look back and see what what was on my mind a year … Want More?

Musings on Friendship and Loss…….for Rita Hoshino
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via Technology can be our best friend or our worst nightmare. Facebook brought a love story to someone very special to me here,and it announced the passing of an extraordinary friend of mine for 35 years on my iPhone lock screen … Want More?

Breathless…Miscarriage and a Loss Remembered
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Breathless…. a loss remembered. It was just a flash, out of the corner of my eye, as they walked passed the end of the aisle of the Target store yesterday. A mother and daughter, arms casually entwined, sharing a laugh. A … Want More?

Hearts Break……….
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Truly, there are no words……Sending wishes for comfort, love, prayers, peace and hope; I feel so hollow in the wake of the tragedy in Newtown, Connecticut, yesterday. Precious young children and selfless educators were taken……………….absolutely, hideous, horrific and senseless. If it can happen there….it can … Want More?

Rest in Peace Dear Dad
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This is by far the most difficult (read tear-stained) post I have written. Father’s Day is just around the corner and I’m missing my dad more than words can say.  We lost him over three years ago and somehow, today, … Want More?

A Mix of Emotions for Mother’s Day
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via It happened again this year. Foraging through the greeting card aisle looking for just the right Mother’s Day cards for the women I adore. I’ll admit it, Mother’s Day is not a simple holiday for me. It is a one … Want More?