Lois Hjelmstad

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Compassion and courage for the times you need it.

A Widow Faces Some “Firsts”

My beloved husband, Les, died on June 25, 2020. I was too numb on the Fourth of July to even realize it was a “first” holiday. The flag from his military service at Ft. Logan National Cemetery lay abandoned on the bedroom hutch; the boom, boom, booms did not reach my ears. By our 72nd […]

A Christmas Wish

A poem for Christmas Eve: Christmas Wish I’d like to find my path again— shall I follow a star? can I come from afar? I’d like to stand in awe again— should I crouch on a hill? could I kneel in a stall? I need to touch my soul again— might I find a new […]