The Pain is Worth the Cost

The pain of losing a spouse and watching your kids grieve the loss of their parent, brings a sorrow that I can’t quite put into words. It’s unlike any feeling I could’ve ever even imagined. It is said that “it” gets better in time. Just give it time. Time heals all wounds. As well meaningContinue reading “The Pain is Worth the Cost”

The Pieces Don’t Fit Anymore

When you don’t fit where you used to, you grieve that like any other loss. But, if you don’t fit anymore, you don’t. Move forward. We aren’t supposed to have to fight for a place in people’s lives. I was talking to one of my long time friends today and we were talking about regretContinue reading “The Pieces Don’t Fit Anymore”

A Split Second

For those of you that have lost someone… Do you ever have moments where it hits you, out of nowhere, like a ton of bricks?? I do and it’s a terrible feeling. There are actually lots of mornings that begin that way for me. The worst is what just happened to me. I was sittingContinue reading “A Split Second”

Is There Really a Choice?

I’ll be honest, there have been several times where I truly wanted to throat punch someone who said to me that happiness is a choice. I often thought to myself, “how in the world is it as easy as saying that I choose to be happy when I feel so bad?” I have even toldContinue reading “Is There Really a Choice?”

Tell me the reason…

I stumbled upon this article and it just honestly made my day. Take a minute to read it and then tell me, what do you think?? Dear Christians, Stop Saying “Everything Happens for a Reason”

This is us

This picture popped up today. If ever there was a picture that captured our little family, without words, this would be it. We laughed. A lot. We smiled. A lot. I sometimes look at old pictures and see the difference in our eyes and our smiles. They’ve changed. I see pictures or think of oldContinue reading “This is us”

Bringing Light to Dark Places

How do you start your day?  Coffee?  Shower? Excercise? Excited to get your day started?Hitting snooze 15 times? Dreading what is ahead?  To be perfectly honest (and this makes me cringe to say this) each morning starts with dread; the moment I open my eyes.  At least, it has been that way.  I would wakeContinue reading “Bringing Light to Dark Places”

Message of Peace

“He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.” Ps. 147:3 “The Lord is near to the brokenhearted and saves the crushed in spirit.” Ps. 34:18 “Do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, I will help you, yes, I will upholdContinue reading “Message of Peace”

Wishing time away

This was written by my beautiful (inside & out) 15 year old daughter who has been through way more than any child should have to go through. She has a gift. It spoke to me and where I’m at in this season of life. It was too good not to share. Hopefully it encourages someoneContinue reading “Wishing time away”

SANGRY

Yep, that’s right, I’m sangry. As a widow, there are lots of days that can’t be adequately described. So what do we do?? We just make up words! So yeah, I’m in sangry mode. I’m sad. I’m angry. Sangry started on Sunday awhile back as I was thinking back to what Sundays used to lookContinue reading “SANGRY”