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...

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....

Turning sorrow into healing

by Donna Marie Berger On February 11th, my precious son, Michael would have been 33 years old. Last week, my first-cousin, Frank, buried his beautiful 31-year-old daughter, Monica. This month will mark the first anniversary of the death of my nephew, Al. With life,...

Happy New Year

Stephen Michaud 12/31/1982 – 8/12/1989 Holidays with family and friends can create the moments that memories are made of. But the many faces of loss can rub the shine off those special times. The holiday can become a time of sadness instead of celebration when...

How do you do it?

By Donna Berger This past week marked twenty-nine years since my husband, Gerry, and our three young children, Dawn, Stephen and Michael were killed in a tragic car accident. Throughout those years people have often said to me, “I don’t know how you do it.” How do I...

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