Tags » Mourning

Shades of the Past

The news of my junior-high-turned-life-long-friend’s father’s death shocked me. It shook me for its suddeness and the blow it served to my friend, his brother, and mother. 301 more words


PTSD: A Lost Loved Cousin

I heard taps play over picnic grass graves.

It felt good to be remembered kindly for a day

No words of hate shouted, no reminders to my face… 176 more words


I hope you’re well my little brother, wherever you are now. My name is Jimmy, and I’ve lived on Burns my whole life. I went to school at Lockwood, got into my first crew on Madison, and found myself caught up in all kinds of no good up and down our neighborhood, right when I was your age. 1,162 more words

L.A. Stories

Joy, Faith, Hope

“To live is Christ and to die is gain.”

I wrote back in December, “This is the Christian life. Joy and sorrow. The Lord gives, and the Lord takes away, blessed be the name of the Lord…I know that God has good things in store for us. 723 more words

Christian Life

BWC Mini-Series, Episode 1: 1st Husband

Odette Veuve Noire knew what she wanted from life, money and a secure future for herself. She also had to consider that she was the last of the Veuve Noire Family and that she has some obligation to carry on the family name with her offspring. 1,018 more words


The kindness of a stranger.

I went to visit Claire today when we got back from Portland… it was hard going out of town without her. During spring break we went on our first trip as a family and rented a house in Long Beach. 323 more words

Baby Loss

The painful loss of Lucy - my story of that moment in time...

It is strange in some ways how we connect to our animals. Of course, this is not the case for everyone. But for dog lovers, there is an unspoken devotion that binds both hearts. 751 more words