Tell your story

Last week I was asked to submit a quote for a magazine article on grief. The writer wanted me to answer the question, “when you are grieving what is the most helpful thing someone could say to or do for you?” She asked me to do it in one or two sentences! It was no...

I hope you dance

This past weekend, I decided to reorganize my study. Mostly, this involved moving some furniture around, rearranging pictures, and sorting through myriad books collected over the years.  As with any such task, the process served to be a stroll through the past....

Dying Grace

There is living grace and saving grace, but have you heard of dying grace? Perhaps not, because while you are saved and living, you are not in need of dying grace. Like manna in the desert, God provides us with the portion of grace that we need for each day. The...

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...

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