Rest Or Distress.

Rest Or Distress.

Rest   On Sunday May 23, 2021, I was at a bereaved parent’s retreat in Franklin, Tennessee and seated in a circle with with 14 other married couples who have experienced the death of a child.  In my hands I held a handout titled “Worship & The Word” that...
Growing Through Grief

Growing Through Grief

When the – “That only happens to other people” – happened to me and no-one handed me a “What to do when Caleb dies handbook,” all I wanted to do was go to sleep and never wake up again.  Unimaginable heartache and unanswerable questions about my son’s...
Surviving The Holidays After Child Loss

Surviving The Holidays After Child Loss

As I endure the second holiday season without my oldest child, I wanted to share about my experience last year.  Thanksgiving came just 3 1/2 months after he died, and all I wanted to do was crawl in a hole and hide until the season was over.  In November and December...
Broken Heart, Faithful Prayer

Broken Heart, Faithful Prayer

Feeling destroyed but hopeful, I prayed for God to give me a sign that he sees me, that he can hear me, that he knows I’m suffering and that he is with me.  It was October 21, 2019, the 70th day since Caleb had died and I prayed specifically for him to send me...