Comfort for the Day

Living through the seasons of grief.

An Empty Chair, or Not

She slowly and robotically began setting the Thanksgiving table.  No joy or happiness could be found in the plans and preparations for this once anticipated holiday.  Sorrow and emotional suffering … Continue reading

November 23, 2016 · 4 Comments

Why Not Journal?

6 Great Reasons to Journal Your Grief Experiences “I have never processed anything by writing about it,” he said. “That was so powerful.  I think I am making progress.” When … Continue reading

August 19, 2016 · Leave a comment

A Child Atop a Horse

She is a freer child because she sat on a horse, was honest with her feelings, and answered a few questions.

August 4, 2016 · Leave a comment

When You Can’t Wait for Heaven

Every once in awhile I come across another author who allows the words in his heart to say what I really need to hear, know or understand.  A few days … Continue reading

July 23, 2016 · Leave a comment

Independence Day Grief

I spent the 4th of July on a boat party hosted by John,* a recent widower.  My brother in law, Dennis,* is one of John’s best friends.  Here is what … Continue reading

July 6, 2016 · 3 Comments

Does Your Grief Feel Like This?

You Are Not Alone When we grieve, we can feel so isolated.  Since few people speak of what grief feels like and there is a void of roll models for … Continue reading

June 14, 2016 · 2 Comments

How God Influences Our Grief

I’ve been thinking about how our ideas about God impact our grief. Does how you think about God influence your grieving? In the search for healthy grieving, I bump up … Continue reading

June 9, 2016 · Leave a comment

Reflections on Yesterday ~ Mother’s Day

What I saw on Facebook I spent a whole bunch of time today scrolling through yesterday’s Mothers’ Day posts on my Facebook feed.  I was glad to share in the … Continue reading

May 9, 2016 · 1 Comment

How does “WHY?” get me to PEACE?

WHY DO THESE THINGS HAPPEN: death, murder, accidents terminal illness, violence, crime & suffering?  I asked this question when our son relapsed with his leukemia and died a month and … Continue reading

April 6, 2016 · 2 Comments

A Visit to My Son’s Grave

Study in Contrast or Omission? Just this past week I went from a day of remembering the death of our first born son to celebrating the life of our youngest … Continue reading

March 4, 2016 · 1 Comment