Author Archives: ghockeymom

“Every Summer Has Its Story”

The summer of 1984 was hot and dry – just like this summer.  Due any day to give birth, Skip would take my sister-in-law Ramona (pregnant, also) and I for a jeep ride – every night we would stop at … Continue reading

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Journeys October 2021

Journeys……. we are all on a journey, taking either a familiar or uncharted path; as we meet each day with its twists and turns, we forge ahead on our “forever journey”… spending countless hours in our dreams and hopes for … Continue reading

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Forever Valentine

Valentine 2021 Journey, I began this blog as the first “anniversary” of John Michael’s passing was approaching – it literally saved my life.  As the first “anniversary” of Skip’s passing approaches, I will continue to blog as my journey continues…… … Continue reading

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Eleven Years…

Dear John Michael, As I remember your life, the past eleven years are as though it was just eleven hours ago; the words say years, but the heart says it was like yesterday when Dad and I, hand in hand, … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday in 2020

Dear John Michael, What a glorious birthday for you this year……. to spend it with your daddy and Uncle Bubby. Selfishly, I write that my heart is so heavy. When you left this world, my heart broke in half; no … Continue reading

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Ten Years

Today marks the day ten years ago that during the early morning hours, John Michael Gore took the hand of Jesus with his famous beautiful smile as he was at peace with the world.  Hand in hand, Skip and I … Continue reading

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Our Darkest Days…. At the Cross

A few weeks ago, I was surprised with a birthday party, bringing together my sister and two nieces and many of my friends – some from childhood, some from high school, some from college, and then “new” friends that I’ve … Continue reading

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A Servant’s Heart

Dear John Michael, Happy Birthday!  I can’t begin to express how much I cherish the memories of every one of your birthdays!  Dad and I always try to do something on this day that honors what you loved to do … Continue reading

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Beyond Words

July 27, 1984 – a day that changed my life forever – when John Michael Gore entered this world.  He was the center of our life for 25 years. October 11, 2009, was the saddest day of my life when … Continue reading

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Courage 2016

Dear John Michael, This October I want to focus on some very courageous people I’ve been blessed to cross paths with this last nine months. Some are old friends; some are new friends; some are family; some are people I … Continue reading

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