Holiday Memory: Gullan’s Glögg

Written by Braiden Rex-Johnson on December 23, 2013

My mind often wanders back to those simpler, more innocent days and the warm, soothing drinks of winter like hot chocolate, hot toddies, and, of course, Gullan’s glögg.

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Thinking of My Mother. . .

Written by Braiden Rex-Johnson on August 13, 2013

On the eighth anniversary of her death. I will remain forever grateful to her for many things, including being part of the inspiration for the Five More Minutes With website. Thank you, darling Mom! Here is one of my all-time favorite photos of her (don’t you love the silver mink stole and orchid-print dress?!?!), which […]

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Inspiring Moment: Happy Mother’s Day!

Written by Braiden Rex-Johnson on May 9, 2013

Inspiring Moment: Happy Mother’s Day!

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Five More Minutes With His Mother

Written by Braiden Rex-Johnson on April 15, 2013

Watching his mother die: ” Time seems to operate differently here; even the space between breaths can seem like an eternity.”

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Holiday Memory: The Green Tartan Night Gown

Written by Laurie on December 20, 2012

Later in the day, a very frail mom wearing her crooked wig came to my house to finish the Christmas traditions around my tree. The gifts were there, but this year’s pile wasn’t as big and I expected nothing from my mom except the gift of her being with us that day.

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My Memorial for My Mother

Written by Braiden on December 3, 2012

So instead of mourning her death with pretentious “doings,” it seems much more appropriate to celebrate her life with a gathering of her favorite friends and family. Because anyone whose credo was to “Live each day gloriously,” wouldn’t have it any other way.

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Five More Minutes With Mother

Written by Anonymous on September 6, 2012

If I had five more minutes with my mom, I would thank her for being my mom–mine–who loved me more than anyone in this world.

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Five Years Without My Mother

Written by Braiden Rex-Johnson on August 13, 2012

I knew it was her way of passing over, or at least my brain’s way of putting me at ease, that she had moved on, and was okay.

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Five More Minutes With Mom and Dad

Written by Elizabeth Gaughan on June 7, 2012

Dad: I hope when you arrived at the “Family Reunion,” as you used to call Heaven, that you were met with all your lost and sadly missed loved ones.

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Memory of Mom: The Cheerleader in My Corner

Written by on May 12, 2012

I would simply spend ever second soaking up all her positive energy and unflagging belief in me, so I could have it when she was gone again.

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    In a previous post, I introduced a book called “Life as a Daymaker: How to Change the World by Making Someone Else’s Day,” written by David Wagner, and promised I’d share a few choice bits with you.

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