Finding The Real You After Child Loss

It’s no secret that we lose ourselves after our children die. I have seen so many posts on social media about this recently. Parents are lost, desperately searching for themselves, their purpose and direction, clinging to tiny slivers of hope with every ounce of strength they have left. Hearing the devastation out there reminded me… Read More

The Heart of a Chaplain

Instantly my mind went there. Yeah. That excruciating place we often try to avoid.  However, it only takes a split second and we grieving parents can go there. We know the feeling of tragedy, that unbearable, horrific pain of finding out our children have died. My thoughts went back to those hours and days immediately… Read More

One More Day. You Can Do This.

I’m here to remind you, you can do this.  It hit me as I was watching my daughter’s dance recital the other night. Seeing her so beautifully poised, smiling, flawlessly dancing across the stage- she was so grown up-my heart instantly sank as the tears fell silently. I loved watching her, but I couldn’t help… Read More

The Ultimate Revelation of Faith

I didn’t really fathom the enormity of the meaning of Easter until after Lydia died, my adorable five-year old girl.   I knew absolutely nothing about death until July 16, 2008.  Prior to that, it was elusive to me. It was terrifying, and something I shied away from in every conversation that arose. Death was dark,… Read More

We Can Do The Impossible

You guys, this is just a reminder, that you can do this. While on social media the other day, I came across a photo of another grieving mom, a woman whom I shared a weekend with at a grief retreat many years ago.  She was a mom whose heart had been shattered beyond recognition when… Read More