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Grief and Loss

National Infant Loss Day, October 15

A Poem for National Infant Loss Day, October 15 For all those mamas who have lost their babies: whose arms carry the emptiness of a child who will never be held whose hearts carry the deep scars of loss for those whose tears never run dry but only know the ache of what might have been. […] Read more…

Seven ways to help someone through loss

It’s been two years since my son died. The calendar tells me this, but my heart cannot understand it. That is the thing with grief—it is not rational. It does not know time. It doesn’t run its course. It’s always there, the dull ache of something lost that can’t be found. And yet, all is […] Read more…

The beginning of the fearless list

A few months back Sam was asked to be the “staff representative” for a fellowship trip from our church that was heading to England and Scotland. At first we said no. It’s not that the trip didn’t sound incredible–visiting famous authors’ stomping grounds, cathedrals hundreds of years old, and traveling the beautiful Yorkshire dales and […] Read more…

When you face your worst fears

grief, worst fears, child loss

When You Face Your Worst Fears When I saw the message on my phone, the one about the little boy who died in a freak farm accident, it twisted my heart hard. I didn’t know the family. But I know the pain of that moment, the kind that rips your heart to shreds. Emotional pain […] Read more…