Another Heavenly Birthday

Nov. 12th marked another heavenly birthday for my daughter Dawn. I’ll never know if she would have become the Olympic ice skater or hand surgeon that she dreamed of becoming, or if she would have a family of her own and I would be a grandmother several times over by...

Have you turned your back on God?

This week, my husband John and I were remembering back on the time after my first husband, Gerry, and our children, Dawn, Stephen, and Michael lost their lives in a fiery car crash. John related how my therapist asked him, “how does she not hate God?” When tragedies...

A Gold Star Tribute

Their pain is not forgotten. A Gold Star Tribute: August is a heart-wrenching month for me and it just got worse this year with the senseless deaths of 11 US Marines, an Army Soldier and a Navy Medic. To our Gold Star families – I am so very sorry for...

Another Year

August twelfth marks another year since my husband, Gerry, and our three young children, Dawn, Stephen and Michael were killed in a tragic car accident. Throughout these years people have often said to me, “I don’t know how you do it.” How do I do it? For me, the path...

@living_through_loss

It’s hard to hear the answer to prayer through the background noise of our tears and the desperation of loss. But it is not to say that God is absent in the tragedies of life. In my experience, He works faithfully and powerfully even when the heart cannot feel it...

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...

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