Dear Momma Who Has Lost a Child

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.

Every Good Gift Is from God

So many beautiful things in nature and all around us! The majestic trees and beautiful sunsets. Flowers, birds, lovely insects like dragonflies and butterflies and ladybugs. Yesterday as I sat pondering the past few weeks and missing not only my son by also my sweet mother-in-law who taught me to be a good wife and…

Lament for a Son

I am reading this book. It is not a How To on grief. It is a book full of a father’s laments over the loss of his son. Our pastor shared this quote yesterday. Facing our fifth Christmas without Andrew, I know these laments. Still. This foreverness hurts. Yes, joy and grief do coexist. Especially…

Rejoice, Pray, Give Thanks

Even in grief and suffering we can and must rejoice, pray, and give thanks. We don’t rejoice or give thanks because our loved one died or because we are suffering; we does these things because God is who He says He is and does what He promises to do. He is working in us to…

There Is A Solution

Today I am grateful that there is a solution to addiction. I’m grateful for all my friends who not only live beautiful lives free from drug and alcohol addiction but who also help others find the solution. I love you all. You are blessings in my life. You have encouraged me when I was going…

A New Overcoat

A friend who knew loss shared with me that loss of a child is like putting on “a heavy overcoat” which I will wear the rest of my life.