The Drawer

Today I cleaned out The Drawer. We have antique chest of drawers in our entry way. It came from my parents’ home more then seven years ago. She gave it to me just two months before The Accident. She’d bought it at a garage sale and painstakingly refinished it. It was in their breakfast room…

Own Your Feelings

Our loved ones were unique. Their lives were unique. Their deaths were unique. We are unique. Our grief journey will be unique. And we are each in a unique place in our journey. When we share our stories, we help others more when we own our feelings. Read more: Own Your Feelings

The Day My Life Changed Forever: August 13, 2013

I’m preparing to share my testimony of God’s grace be comfort over the past five years. I’ll be sharing at the Precept Ministries International Women’s Conference October 20-22. 500+ women from around the globe will be in Chattanooga. More will be live streaming the event. I will also be teaching a couple of breakout sessions…

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…

My Friends 

I have friends who have had miscarriages.  I have friends who have had stillbirths.  I have friends who lost a baby to SIDS.  I have friends whose child drowned.  I have friends whose child died from cancer.  I have friends whose child died in a tornado.  I have friends whose child died from suicide. I…

Preparation 

I wrote this last year. As graduations and Mother’s Day approach, we need to be prepared.  I encourage each of us to not let anxiety and fear overwhelm us or keep us from participating in activities. Especially activities involving our other living children. Once we miss an event, we cannot go back and recapture that…

I’ve Been Thinking

Tonight I was praying for families who lost young adult children. Unfortunately, I have an idea of how to pray for them since I am one of them. Our friends have loved us well. I am grateful. As I prayed for three specific families that lost sons recently, I was thinking… So many families lost…