Our seventh Thanksgiving without Andrew.
I miss him.
I still have days when the grief takes my breath away. But those days are rare and far between. The missing is more of a dull ache than searing pain.
His name is mentioned. His siblings remember. His friends remember. We remember.
But even if no one remembered him, his name is written in God’s Book of Life, never to be erased. He will never be in my home again, but he is Home. He is living in the presence of Christ.
Some day I will join Read more [...]
Another year has passed.
I realize I am not the first mother to lose her son. Eve grieved Abel. Mary grieved Jesus. I will not be the last. Many others will walk this road. But knowing these things does not make losing my Andrew easier.
What has made this loss bearable is knowing my son was a great guy pursuing his dreams. He was kind and funny and smart. He will always be missed. And he is loved by God.
Knowing we are loved and lifted up in prayer by our friends even five years later helps us Read more [...]
Random thoughts for today as I am studying suffering in 1 Peter.
In the short term, the death of our child outweighs everything else in our lives to the point we just don’t care about anything. I did not eat for days. I didn’t care about doing things like getting dressed, cleaning anything, or talking to people.
We cannot live this way long term. To do so will move us into depression and despondency. Allowing the weight of grief to continually crush us and destroy relationships will kill us.
Fortunately, Read more [...]
You are not alone. Many of us also experienced loss. We want to walk beside you, love you, and pray with you. We will cry together and laugh together as we share stories of our children and our faith. We found hope in Christ with the help of an amazing ministry: While We're Waiting. Read more [...]
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 on having peace through grief.
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Source: The Day My Life Changed Forever: August 13, 2013