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Grief and Loss

A letter to those grieving over the holidays

Dear friend in grief, The holidays are coming and I know how you dread it. The memories. The empty chair. Their favorite foods. The first year I put up my son’s decorations without him, there was an ache no band-aid could help. Our tree went up that year, unfinished, with fewer trinkets and bulbs, but at […] Read more…

4 things we learn from loss

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Over ten years ago when we were in the middle of our first adoption, my husband Sam was diagnosed with cancer. In one day, my whole life fell apart. My husband was fighting for his life. Our adoption was put on hold indefinitely. Instead of having a family, I could only foresee a future where I might end […] Read more…

What NOT to say when a friend has lost a child

While the rest of the world, may not “get it”, the heartache of miscarriage and infant loss are real. Those who have grieved silently often feel alone in their pain. Others want to stand beside their friends in pain, but often don’t know what to say. As a friend, I want to say something helpful, but on more than […] Read more…