What If I Forget

I have heard many bereaved parents say, "I'm afraid my child will be forgotten!" This is one reason so many parents start foundations and other charitable works in their child's name; they want their child's legacy to continue. They want their child to be remembered.  Parents start safety programs in their child's name to help…

Heavy Overcoat Days

This popped up on my Facebook page today. The last time his siblings saw him was that next morning when all went to breakfast. When this showed up on Facebook, I cried. I'm having a hard morning. Today my Overcoat feels very heavy. I've had many days when my overcoat feels lighter. I've had fewer…

Cicada? It’s Just a Shell

A friend who grew up in the north posted this picture and asked what this horrible creature is and how could she kill it! Many answered that it is a cicada. Or its exoskeleton. They shed like snakes.  I commented, “You don’t need to kill it. It’s already dead.” Another gal commented, “Well, not dead.…

Love Bible Project

I’ve started loving Bibles to give away. Some folks you could love a Bible for: A woman who chose life A women recovering from abortion  A guy in recovery A parent grieving the loss of a child A family member who doesn’t yet know the Lord A veteran struggling with memories  A single friend A…

Own Your Feelings

From about two and half years after The Accident. — In the past thirty-one months I’ve heard many parents who’ve lost a child say things like: We will never be happy again. None of us can ever get past it. We all know how you feel. We have all felt the same way. We all…

The Ministry of Presense

“There is this idea called “the ministry of presence.” Those who have suffered a tragic loss of some kind can tell you about it. It occurs when people who love you come to sit by your side in the midst of your tragedy. At the moment when no well-meant words can offer you comfort, when…