Monthly Archives: February 2016

Understanding Our Journey

Grief is a hard process to understand. When someone loses a loved one, they are different. They are no longer the same and many people don’t understand that process (especially if you’ve never experience immediate loss). I remember when my aunt lost my cousin. She never recovered. She became an alcoholic, she and my uncle […]

Father of the bride

The love of a father is priceless. I’ve always admired the relationship Bryant shared with his girls. He was more than just a dad to those girls. He was their super hero, their cheerleader, dad-mom, their dance partner, and the list goes on. His love for them was immeasurably. While cleaning out our office, I came […]

The Journey of Grief: Interview with Don

How do you respond when faced with trials? Trials are inevitable in this life but when presented, the unanticipated event usually knock us off our feet. I recall someone saying to me, “Trials were created to make us grow,” and I remember thinking, God, I don’t think I want to grow if I have to […]

After They Are Gone

After losing a loved one, how does that effect your view of life? I remember when my mom passed, my oldest daughter asked me, “Mom, how are you feeling?”  I answered blankly, “Like an orphan.”  I didn’t know what was next. I was a young woman who had just lost her mother, and the wife of […]

Valentine’s Day

VALENTINE’S DAY… The Lover’s Holiday…5 hours away… closely approaching…… How do we (spouse/fiancée/girlfriend) get through this weekend? When Bryant first passed, I thought of all the difficult holidays, birthdays and anniversaries, I would have to go through without him, but Valentine’s Day was not on my radar. What a shock! Valentine’s Day was not only […]

Permission To Be Vulnerable

There’s a heaviness deep within me that I’m having a hard time shaking this morning. Tears are at the entry of my ducts but I fight hard to hold them back and camouflage my emotions with a smile as I interact with my girls and the parents at their school. After I watch the girls […]

The Rainbows In Our Lives

Do you remember the story of the flood and how it rained forty days and forty nights? Can you imagine what that was like? The scripture says “all the fountains of the great deep burst open, and the floodgates of the sky were opened. The rain fell on the earth forty days and forty nights.” […]

WAMS….

It has been a really difficult week emotionally, mentally and spiritually. I want to say I’m not sure what’s going on with me but I think I do. It’s called today I don’t like being a widow. I want to run from life responsibilities, but I can’t. So I do them grudgingly.  I am pulled […]