Deborah Parker
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  • Leesburg, VA
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Sorrow Sands - Trekking My Mother's Final Days

Posted on June 9, 2012 at 7:30am 1 Comment

I hope you will find comfort and an outlet for your emotions in this post, as I share what it was like as my mother drifted away from leukemia in March 2010. It is excerpted from my book, Navigating Life's Roadways: Stories of Insight from My Odyssey and Inspiration for Your Journey, which I wrote while grieving the loss of my mother. I feel that she is my spiritual co-author, allowing me to birth this work in the midst of those intense emotions of…

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A Legacy of Leadership Story - Will You Have One?

Posted on March 11, 2012 at 1:57pm 0 Comments

"Somebody needs to be in charge!" "Press on!" My Uncle Harris often advised me with those words in our discussions about family or work related matters. His words were rooted in wide, hard and celebrated stories of leadership, from which I learned much. The time to cement this legacy came on December 7, 2011 when the Lord took him home.

 

Many of us do think about 'what we will leave behind.' Whether its leaving a career, business or the finality of life; the…

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My Mother Mary's Final Drive Home - The Route We All Must Take One Day

Posted on March 11, 2012 at 1:42pm 0 Comments

"A person who has children does not die." Nigerian proverb

My mother, Mary Parker Brown, passed away in March 2010 at the age of 72 following a nine month battle with leukemia. I do mean battle; she fought with everything she had—grit, will and focused strength. In spite of this disease occupying her body, God had blessed my mother with a sturdy internal and external frame that allowed her to stand against this leveling leukemia for as long as she did.

When I…

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