The Next Right Thing

A couple of years ago I wrote about doing The Next Right Thing. As parents who have experienced the death of our child, we have to choose what the next right thing is for us. We have to choose how we will live…or if we will live. No, I’m not talking about taking our own life. But…

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…