When I lost my sister, I was only 22. That is barely an adult in many measures of the term. I had just graduated from college and had been working less than 1 month as a real, full-time employee. This was the first major loss I had experienced. Chris and I had been dating about … Continue reading It’s Ok to Ask for Help
I think the use of social media has caused us to say things sometimes without following through with our word or maybe not truly meaning what we say. Have you ever wondered if all the hundreds of people who reply to a post on Facebook with "I'll pray for you" really follow through? I'm betting … Continue reading I’ll Pray For You
I went to the doctor recently and on the way out, he said "Call me if you're not better by Thursday." I am blessed with a truly good and caring Doctor but even as good as he is, he cannot fix everything. Wouldn't it be nice if there was a cocktail shot you could take … Continue reading How Are You Doing?
You may have noticed the cover image on my blog is a field of cherry trees. The reason I chose this image was based on an article I found a few years ago about the significance of the cherry tree in Japanese culture. "The significance of the cherry blossom tree in Japanese culture goes back … Continue reading Life is Like a Cherry Tree
I know how you feel... Let's erase those words from our go to answers for someone dealing with grief. While it's our natural answer to show compassion, most of the time, we really don't know how someone feels. Don't tell your own story in a way that you try to justify why you know how … Continue reading I Know How You Feel…
Many parents use the term "potty" when talking to young children. In fact, some people say it so much that it is easy to forget there are other names for this important room. A word of advice, never, ever ask where the "potty" is while attending a funeral visitation. At my dad's visitation, I had … Continue reading Where is the Body?
While in the hospital after my daughter was stillborn, I needed something to occupy my mind. After researching how and why on earth this could have happened, I resorted to adding a bible app to my phone & iPad. Along with this, I started several bible reading plans focused on loss and grieving. Through this … Continue reading Finding Comfort from an Envelope