By His Strength

Share- With tears flowing down my face, I tenderly kissed my frail son’s forehead and told him what an honor it had been to be his mom and how proud I was that he was an organ donor. I said my last good bye, took a deep breath and somehow…

Guard My Grieving Heart

Share-“I can’t listen to this right now” were seemingly abrasive words which fell on my ears like a bee sting.  My dear mother went on to tenderly say, “ I love you and want to be there for you, but there are just some things that I…

Too Helpless to Help?

Share - I was alerted with a “ding” that a text was ready for me to tend to.  Although I was busy at the time, I felt a tug to open the message and to my dismay I read the words, “He is gone”. Feelings of disbelief flooded me. Chills…

A Season Of Healing Takes Time

Share- I was overwhelmed with life and felt like water in a pot, simmering, and at any time I might boil over. Unfortunately, I did bubble up with emotions and scalded myself and others. I overlooked the warning signs that I was about to erupt.…

Now An Island, But Not Alone

Share - I day dreamed about taking a vacation from my current crisis. Therefore, brilliant blue water surrounding an island caught my eye as I flipped through the channels on TV. A program which featured people looking for a move-in-ready dream…

Seeking Support In The Storm

Share - I was wounded, wobbly and wishing for a new reality because I was now moving up, down and back up the mountain of mourning. My eighteen year old son was gone and I knew that I could no longer pretend that this was a bad dream. It was…

How Will I Feed My Feelings?

Share - As I stepped my feet onto the cold and daunting scale, I felt fear coming on as I knew that the numbers soon to be displayed would reveal how out of control my eating had become. I was desperate for anything to soothe my sadness after…

Growing In Gratitude, When In A Drought

Share - Have you ever been at a place in your life that producing gratitude seemed impossible because it felt the world was falling into a sink hole? After my son suddenly passed at the age of eighteen, life felt like it had stopped. It was…

Take Flight From Fear

Share- Have you ever been so frozen in fear that you felt you could not function? While hiking on the edge of a mountain ridge, I took several glances down which made me quite uneasy and with the possibility of an on-coming panic attack, I gazed…

Dial 911 to Him

Share - Have you been sleeping peacefully but suddenly you were awaken with feelings of worry, panic and dismay? A few weeks ago I was resting and just like that I was jolted out of my comatose state into the realization that I must have been…