Tag: loss of a child

After Losing A Child – Meltdown at TJMAXX

  Eucalyptus Honey. That’s what did it. Twenty years ago I went to Spain and brought each of our kids something back that I thought would resonate with them. Laurie’s gift was Eucalyptus Honey. She loved it, and joked when it was gone that I…

After Losing a Child – Lessons from a Storm

I wonder if I will ever be done saying goodbye to our daughter. Perhaps not.    Last night I drove through some scary storms. Rain pelting down so hard that even leaning into the windshield and squinting, I could barely see the road. Wind…

After Losing a Child – Healing from Guilt and Shame

Thanks to a friend hauling me out of the house last Saturday, I heard a unique message on Guilt and Shame based on teaching from Ed Welch’s book Shame Interrupted.     Two categories of both guilt and shame (that might surprise you) are the…

After Losing a Child – Reverse Resolutions

Years past have often begun with regret rather than rejoicing. What have I not  done…what should I have done…what have I not finished, and on and on.   I have a different perspective this year – and it is a gift from Laurie, the…

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