Monthly Archives: July 2015

A Day of Sorrow, a Lifetime of Grief

Today marks yet another year of sorrow-eleven years in the grieving process. It’s never easy when the month of July stares me in the face. But today, the 28th, is the worst. Eleven years ago today I learned that a … Continue reading

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A Memorial

This memorial is located on the back of my car. I see it every day. It is a constant reminder of my loss. But the story of how my son died, and how to survive grief, is in my book, … Continue reading

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A Month of Grief

Every year, when July rolls around, I grieve. But when the end of the month nears, my sorrow only increases. There are times, however, when raw sorrow overtakes my mind. Still, in the darkest of moments, God is present. In … Continue reading

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Discussing Death-Uncomfortable Silence

The month of July, for me, is truly a time of reflection. My youngest was killed in the month of July, making every July sad. Although he was grown when he died, age never disqualifies sorrow. But following his death, … Continue reading

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Who Can I Trust?

Often, when in crisis, we don’t know who to trust. Stories will then surface that refer to untrustworthy assistance, giving pause to faith in a person, or organization. Police, another outlet, have now been scrutinized as overbearing, quick to judgment, … Continue reading

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Where Do I Go From Here?

So–how was your day? For many it was a good day. But, for some, it was a nightmare. When you are lonely, sick, or ignored; days will linger far into the night. Worry, stress, and anger will also dominate as … Continue reading

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Celebrating the 4th of July in America

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