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The magic of peanut butter sandwiches

Every time I make a peanut butter sandwich, I think of my grandmother.

I have memories of my grandma baking bread from scratch, its’ warm aroma permeating her house and beckoning me like a light beckons one to heaven. 859 more words


After Newtown shooting, mourning parents enter into the lonely quiet by Eli Saslow

Courtesy of the Washington Post | June 8, 2013 | Eli Saslow

This is how it is with every death, isn’t it.  When the death is fresh on everyone’s mind, there is a flurry of activity. 338 more words


Still Thriving with God After the death of two children

Since October is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month I decided to process out loud the loss of my two sweet children. My hope is others who have experienced the loss of a child will find hope through my experiences. 1,494 more words


A Blind Man in a Boxing Match

Dear Friend;

While I do not consider the challenges I’ve walked through comparable to yours, I do understand that feeling you have right now. The painful numbness, the dazed panic.  886 more words

Death Of A Child

Survivor Guilt

There are times when naming things creates problems. We name something, then we think we know what it is. I mean, I’m looking at my barn-wood six-foot bench that I use as a coffee table. 1,296 more words


Searching for Purpose

It’s not easy being a mom who is left behind after losing her young child to cancer.  My emotions are up and down, in and out and everywhere in between.   425 more words


Breaking Bed

It’s been a while, friends. I’d found that comfortable thinking/not really thinking mode that allowed me to float through a summer without Kai, prep for a school year without Kai, plan a holiday vacation without Kai. 836 more words