Our Seventh Thanksgiving

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…

Another Year Has Passed

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…

My Pastor

We made it home early enough to attend Wednesday evening church. Tonight I am thankful for ~ a pastor who is transparent and wise. Transparency without wisdom can become messy ugly foolishness. Those who do not use wisdom in their transparency often share stories which are not theirs to share. Wisdom without transparency can seem…

I’m Comfortable As I Am

Today I’m grateful for ~ Being comfortable as I am while God works to conform to the image is His Son. I don’t care that I have stretch marks (well earned) and cellulite. I don’t care that there are women around the pool that look good in two-piece bathing suits. I’ll never be skinny nor…