Bereavement

A Season of Gratitude

A Season of Gratitude

By Guest Blogger Lauren Bowen As I stand at the edge of this mountainside I remember back to that crisp fall day in 2007 when I tearfully said “YES!” to the man on one knee. The man who would become my husband, the father of my child. The one who I would spend forever...
The Moment I Exhaled

The Moment I Exhaled

By Rachel Hoeing This time of the year is always difficult for me. In August, seven years ago, I lost my mom to ovarian cancer. Three months later, my dad died in his sleep from a blockage in his heart. The year 2011 was a tornado of events as well as a tropical storm...
Parenting After Loss

Parenting After Loss

By Laura Simon This is perhaps not the best day for me to write a blog post. In fact, the safest thing for me to do is to hunker down in my bathroom and avoid contact with the outside world. Today is the eighth anniversary of my dad’s death. I’ve noticed that, whether...