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Lets Talk About Brightening Challenges In Life And In Grief

If life were easy, what would we learn from it? Challenges come in so many different forms in life. Sometimes they come in the form of a family member who makes us want to pull our hair out no matter how many chances we give them. Challenges can come in the form of Finances. Perhaps your challenges in your life come from the loss of a loved one.

When SADNESS Becomes a Way of Life

“I’m certain my tear ducts are empty. I’ve been a crying fool for weeks. I’ve wanted to wail and scream on many occasions, but I haven’t given myself permission yet,” Amanda said.

When Grief Messes with our Sleep

"Sleep? What's that?" Paul said. "I manage to snatch a little here and there, but I haven't slept through the night since Colton died."

Grieving well takes a village, or at least a team

"Thanks to other people, I’ll make it. If it takes a village to raise a child, it takes a team of brave hearts to help someone survive the loss of a child," Marge shared.

5 Years Later

I can hardly believe that our angels have been gone for over 5 years.  I still have days where the true reality of all of it still hasn't settled in. When we hit 5 years this past November 4th I felt a new kind of sadness and emptiness.  Time makes things different but it does not make things easier.

Avoiding Grief: Why It Doesn’t Work

No one wants to be sad. In fact, we spend a good part of our life in the general pursuit of happiness, doing anything we can to avoid sadness, heartache, discomfort and pain. That is, until someone we love dies.

They Miss Us, Too

They Miss Us, Too


They miss us, too, the ones who've gone before us,

crossed the bar or bought the farm,

ascended into heaven, kicked the bucket, in repose,

asleep in Christ, to glory graduated, gone to be with God

and all his angels, all those scrubbed and sweeter, silly, 

Not Ashamed

I've contemplated writing this post for months, but fear has kept me from doing so.

The 12 Nights of Kindness

Have you heard of The 12 Nights of Kindness? Beginning December 13 and ending Christmas Eve, the tradition is to leave a small treat paired with a poem based on the 12 Days of Christmas on a neighbor's porch. The concept is to teach kids that giving is just as fun as receiving.

Feeling Lonely & Isolated in Grief

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