When The Holidays Bring The Memory Of Loss

When The Holidays Bring The Memory Of Loss

December 17th, 2007.  The day my mom died. I can remember where I was standing when my brothers called me. 9:23 am — in my kitchen, in front of the stove. It was odd hearing from Spencer that morning. His halting, but loving voice came over the line....
Gifts

Gifts

I didn’t know who Paul Walker was until he was killed tragically several weeks ago. Another man died in the wreck with him.  Two mothers somewhere have lost their sons. I am so sorry. I was struck by a news item about Walker.  A young couple had met him several...
Dealing With Grief at the Holidays

Dealing With Grief at the Holidays

It’s hard to describe. It’s bad enough that someone dies.  Especially if they are young. When it occurs during the holiday season, all the jingling bells and fa-la-la-la-las are a crude backdrop for pain.  The stark emptiness of loss throbs through your...
Remember

Remember

Had breakfast at Waffle House yesterday.  Sat by someone that I didn’t know well.  We were at the counter because it was so crowded.  I knew that her father had passed away about a year ago. maybe two.  I simply said, “I am so sorry about your...