Tag: loss of child

Happy Birthday, Laurie

“There is a sacredness in tears. They are not the mark of weakness, but of power. They speak more eloquently than ten thousand tongues. They are messengers of overwhelming grief…and unspeakable love.” – Washington Irving   Most of my young life, I longed to…

After Losing a Child – Surviving Celebrations

Joy was missing. I felt terrible to admit I really didn’t want to celebrate Christmas this year, there has been so much loss, and so I didn’t say anything.   Instead of much shopping, and anticipation planning the menu, all was quiet. “Not sure…

After Losing a Child – Has it really been a year?

Has it really been a year?  It still feels the same. Shortly after our daughter Laurie’s passing last October, a new acquaintance shared her story of loss of a child. Her tone of voice let me know she meant to comfort me by saying, “Don’t…

After Losing a Child – Feeling Like Alice, in Wonderland

I’ve been reading a most compelling novel Love Arrives in Pieces by Betsy St. Amant.  One of the main character’s life events leave her feeling like Alice in Wonderland.  Ironically, though the topic of the book and the character’s story are far different than…

After Losing A Child – Observing Others’ Healing

One of the women in our Donor Family online group was remarried recently. It is so encouraging to see her find love and celebrate life and marriage again – now – in the present. Her past was there too as her first husband’s organ…

After Loss of A child – Going Through

Through – It seems lately that the word through has been highlighted in devotionals and every article and book I have been reading. Of course you are likely familiar with a well-known and oft-repeated verse 4 from the 23rd Psalm: Even though I walk…

After Losing a Child – Is your Switch ON?

At first I was ticked off. When I was younger I had someone in my family that would force a smile when I felt I had nothing to smile about. Making my teeth appear and the skin on my cheeks crease into a smile…

Cup of Redemption

Famine! Benjamin shuddered each time he heard the word. Although he was only ten, he heard the elders talking. Partly, he figured, because his mother had died when he was born, and partly because of the secret about his brother Joseph, his father often…

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