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Feeling the Father’s Love through the Loss of a Parent

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Losing a parent is never easy. I know- I lost my father one year ago this month. Even as I write those words, I can hardly believe it. I had fallen into a rut of telling people I lost my dad six months ago. Then last week, I started getting emotional about him all of a sudden, including in dreams. …

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#DadDo Giveaway

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Disclosure: I was compensated for my participation in this campaign, but it fit so perfectly with our family and our values, not only did I know I needed to participate, but I knew you all would agree and benefit as well. All opinions below are my own. Have you heard of a Dad-Do? Pantene’s Dad-Do Strong is Beautiful campaign is …

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The 4 Things You Need to Learn from My Dad {In Memory of Jerry Strauss}

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Today would have been my dad’s 89th birthday. But he died on October 12th of this year. While most would agree dying at his age constitutes a good life, I believed he still had a lot in him to give. So on this New Year’s Eve, my dad’s birthday, I want to keep my dad’s memory alive by sharing 4 …

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Take Nothing for Granted

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On this Veteran’s Day, the first after losing my father, I’ve been struggling with coming up with an adequate way to honor his memory. I’ve been afraid of forgetting him but more than that, I’ve been afraid of his story ending with me. Then it came to me: I interviewed my dad more in depth than I ever had while …

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Rick Cone Sr. Visitation & Funeral Service: August 2012

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Even though the kids and I just arrived in Florida (and we’re still so grateful for all your prayers yesterday!), everyone’s been asking for details on the visitation and funeral service for Ricky’s dad, Rick Cone Sr. that will be taking place this week. I want to be as clear and factual as possible for those of you purely seeking …

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Felt Prayers

Have you ever been able to feel when someone is praying for you? You ever wished you could sense some prayers more than you do? Or perhaps the better question is, do you feel like your prayers make an actual difference in the life of the person you’re praying for? All these questions went through my mind just a couple …

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In Memory of Dad Cone: August 26, 2012

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It’s ironic that I posted an update on Dad Cone for the first time tonight in over a month and now, here I am, just hours later with another update. But this one will be my last. Richard Allen Cone, Sr. passed away tonight at 8:14pm. Yes, my husband’s father died tonight in Hospice care. Thankfully, Ricky has been in …

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Dad Cone Update: August 26, 2012

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It’s been a month and a half since I’ve updated you on Ricky’s dad. Most of you know I stopped sharing regularly on here because I came under some scrutiny for sharing a story that’s not my own. But when it comes to something that affects our family in such a way as it has this summer, I believe this …

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Dad Cone Update: July 8, 2012

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I know it’s been awhile since I’ve posted a Dad Cone update, but honestly, since we haven’t been in Florida with him, it’s been hard to share second-hand information. But Ricky just flew back down to Florida on Friday night, so he’s gotten to see dad in person for the first time since mid-June. When I spoke to dad a …

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Dad Cone Update: On Our Way Home June14, 2012

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We drove home from Florida yesterday. It was hard to walk away not knowing when we’ll be back, but it’s comforting knowing how many people have been surrounding dad and our entire family during this time. Since there’s not a huge update in terms of dad’s care, we thought we’d just share some pictures we took before we left dad …

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