Because of Grace

Cancer, suicide, drowning, car accident, murder. Every mother fears losing her child. We’re supposed to protect our children from the sharp edges of life. Don’t run in the street. Look both ways. Don’t drink and drive. Don’t hang out with that crowd. We hear about other families who face the pain of loss, and weContinue reading “Because of Grace”

6.5 things to remember when you’re grieving

Grief will pull you down like an alligator dragging its prey underwater. Here are some things to remember when your grief is as fresh as a new wound: 1. Everyone grieves differently. There is no right way. Give yourself the room to cry, scream, or even laugh. 2. Write a letter to your friends and family,Continue reading “6.5 things to remember when you’re grieving”

Freedom lost

Every human responds differently to loss. Some are stoic, stiff-upper-lip. Others break down in weeping and gnashing of teeth. I find myself settling into a pity party of epic proportions. “Nothing is good about my life,” I lament. “I never get a break.” I’ve been caring for my 89-year old mother, who was recently releasedContinue reading “Freedom lost”