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…

Underlying Sadness 

From last spring. The losses I’ve experienced no longer cause me daily pain. Instead, I long for Home in ways I never had before. “In grief support groups, parents often speak of an unending sadness. They say no matter what they do, even when they appear to others to be happy, they are sad under…

Sunshine

Originally posted on kathleenbduncan:
A fellow blogger wrote about feeling tired all the time. Depression over a long period. I commented on his post. I realized as I typed my answer that I was writing a new poem.  I have revised what I originally wrote. I pray it helps him. I pray it helps you. Sunshine…

Maybe

Originally posted on kathleenbduncan:
Just a thought… Maybe when I am a bit weepy over things said or songs sung… Maybe when tears slip down my cheek as I watch my family play… Maybe when my eyes leak at the mention of the cross or the sight of a new born babe… Maybe when I…

Do not fear

Originally posted on kathleenbduncan:
Another meme that has a different meaning for us who have lost a child, parent, or spouse. I am not unaware of the bad things that can happen. I know?that bad things happen. People die! People I love! I know cancer, car wrecks, heart attacks, and murder happen every day. Death…

I Want to Be Famous…

I once asked seventeen-year-old Andrew what he wanted to do after school. What career did he plan to pursue? He was trying to decide which college to attend and what to major in. He ended up at West Texas A&M University in Canyon, Texas, where he majored in dance and accounting. He loved that school.…