Heavenly Birthdays

November 12th marks another heavenly birthday for my precious daughter, Dawn. When I think of her, I smile through my tears at the memory of her warm, sunny smile that would brighten the cloudiest day. At eight years old Dawn brought endless joy to her family and...

A Grief Observed

Dear Friends, This week marks another year gone by. Another anniversary marking the loss of Gerry, Dawn, Stephen, and Michael, and the dreams of what might have been. I have been blessed beyond measure in the years after their deaths, but the pain of their loss never...

Remembering our sons

Three months ago, I published my blog, Remembering Our Daughters. Today, I would like to remember our sons. This past New Year’s Eve, my son Stephen would have been thirty-seven, and my son Michael would be thirty-four tomorrow, February 11th. I can remember the...

Hope for the New Year

Pictured: Will (on right) and his friend DJ at the National Championship It is the hope of a New Year! If I am to be honest, that is a strangely difficult phrase for me to say. It is not that I am without hope. Rather, I find myself so filled with gratitude for the...

Remembering our daughters

Dawn (far right) with her skating friends. This coming Tuesday, my daughter Dawn, would be thirty-nine years old. She was a sweet and precious girl who moved to heaven when she was just eight years old. I am writing this birthday blog today not just for my daughter...

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