Missing Him

Yesterday I wrote I think I’m done writing about grief all the time. I no longer want to make Grief the main topic of my thoughts or writing. After reading many comments on my blog, Facebook, and private messages, I want to clarify something. When our son died I said, “I will grieve his loss…

Am I Done?

Today a friend posted about her grieving process that first year. She had a kind of routine she did each morning. It helped her grieve. Then one day she stopped. Just like that. She was done with that routine. It wasn’t what she needed any more. I have other friends who four, five, or ten…

Bereaved Fathers Day

Today is international Bereaved Fathers Day. Dads hurt and mourn as much as moms, but they often don’t show it. Nor do they get the support moms do. If you’re a dad who has experienced the death of your child of any age for any cause, please know I’m praying for you today. And please…

Hard Trip.

Sometimes life is hard. We had planned a weekend in Chattanooga. Our weekend trip did not turn out as expected. Not at all! Thursday. Late night driving after work. To make second day easier. So we could catch dinner with our kid. We drove seven hours and enjoyed the time talking and traveling together. Second…

Sunshine

Originally posted on kathleenbduncan:
A fellow blogger wrote about feeling tired all the time. Depression over a long period. I commented on his post. I realized as I typed my answer that I was writing a new poem.  I have revised what I originally wrote. I pray it helps him. I pray it helps you. Sunshine…

Maybe

Originally posted on kathleenbduncan:
Just a thought… Maybe when I am a bit weepy over things said or songs sung… Maybe when tears slip down my cheek as I watch my family play… Maybe when my eyes leak at the mention of the cross or the sight of a new born babe… Maybe when I…

Do not fear

Originally posted on kathleenbduncan:
Another meme that has a different meaning for us who have lost a child, parent, or spouse. I am not unaware of the bad things that can happen. I know?that bad things happen. People die! People I love! I know cancer, car wrecks, heart attacks, and murder happen every day. Death…

New Old SUV

What did we do today? It’s a long story. I’ll try to make it short. The Story of the New Old SUV Early Spring. Dad needed new car. College Girl had old car. College Girl needed different car. Mom bought new old car for College Girl. College Girl smiled. Mom towed old old car home.…