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Why I Write

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Sometimes it’s the obvious questions that need answered the most, because those are the ones that shape your life. What are you passionate about? Why do you do it (or not do it)? Should you be doing it? For me, the question is Why do you write? You may think that’s an easy one to answer. I enjoy […] Read more…

What Travel Teaches Us

When Silas was alive, we stopped traveling. We didn’t fully realize it; it just slowly became more difficult to travel around the country hauling a trunk full of medical equipment and a child who was very broken. His body revolted against the rigors of travel–his seizures increased on trips, which made him more lethargic, and […] Read more…

5 Ways to Heal from Grief This Summer

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5 Ways to Heal from Grief “What are you doing this summer?” You know the familiar question that everyone asks in an off-hand, casual way.  They don’t mean for it to be callous.  And normally the answer is easy: “Oh, vacations, weekends at the lake, you know, fun stuff like that.” But when you are […] Read more…

5 Ways to Help the Hurting on Mother’s Day

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Around Mother’s Day, many women suffer from silent grief. I used to carry this grief silently too–first when we couldn’t get pregnant and later when we lost a son.Then I started talking about how hard Mother’s Day used to be for me, and other women slowly opened up, explaining they felt the same too. Many people struggle on Mother’s […] Read more…