While We’re Waiting 

I haven’t written about While We’re Waiting all year! If you have experienced the death of a child of any age from any cause, I encourage you to check out While We’re Waiting. You can also find helpful articles by clicking on “Grieving” on the menu or by clicking Helping the Grieving in the category…

Truth 

This is truth: The death of my child changed me.  Since the death of my son… I am more vulnerable. I am more sensitive. My faith is stronger. I have lost my innocence; I know bad things happen. I have a hard time listening to small talk or caring about trivial things. I have difficulty…

Preparation 

Many of us who have lost children are facing upcoming birthdays, graduations, and, of course, Mother’s Day in the next couple of months. For me, May also includes the beginning of rehearsals for the show TEXAS in Palo Dura Canyon, which is the show my Andrew was a part of. The five young people killed…

Balloons? Maybe not. 

Families often want to do something to commemorate their child’s birthday or the date of their death. Balloon releases have been popular in the past, but I’ve seen articles about balloons polluting the environment and harming animals. And here in Texas, paper lanterns, which are popular in many areas, can be dangerous fire hazards. So…

FEAR

Fear. A four letter word. I hate it! But those of us who have experienced this tragedy live with fear. Not as others do, for they may fear the unknown. We fear what we know. We fear losing another child. Yet, even in the midst of tragedy, scripture is still true. God is still compassionate,…

Good Morning

Last night I posted my Photo 101 assignment. It wasn’t fun or happy. But it was where my head was. This morning, I want to assure you that my head is not always in that place. My life is full of joy! I don’t sit around my house grieving or thinking about grief.  If you…

Photo 101 Day 18: Edge and Alignment 

For my long time readers, there are only two more days of this class. I hope my daily posting of pictures hasn’t bored you. Today’s assignment is: Today, show us an edge — a straight line, a narrow ridge, a precipice. Today’s Tip: To make sure your edge packs a punch, use a photo editing…