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After Loss of a Child – Never-Ending Grief; Never-Ending Peace

I met a woman today whose daughter died in a winter accident decades ago. Each time there is a family occasion, she shared, she experiences the loss and grief all over again. I don’t think it (grieving) is ever over, she concluded. I understood…

The Final Page

Last things first! I’ve mentioned before that I am a last-things-first person.    When Ken and I were dating I did a last-things-first: I set some boundaries because my end goal was a long and happy relationship and empowered children. Ken gave me boundaries…

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 – 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 – Experiencing Praise

Praise.   That is the topic of a several page list of scriptures I found in our daughter’s Bible.    Praise. At first I thought what is there to praise…I just didn’t ‘feel it’ when a friend called complaining about all the things she did…

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