Still missing Mom. Two years ago today my Mom, Ruth Seamands, went to be with Jesus. Her death followed several months of steady decline. She was weary, and she often asked why God didn’t take her home. She was ready. Mom’s funeral celebrated her faith and love-filled life. We laughed a lot. Mom would have […]
Fall is one of the most beautiful seasons of the year. To my family it is also the saddest. Fourteen years ago today I lost my husband, Rick, and my children lost their dad. Even after fourteen years we haven’t forgotten the brutal, intense pain of his sudden death. There were days when I wondered […]
Love changes everything. I’ve been thinking about those words a lot lately. My first post of 2014 had that title, and I was planning to write my first post of 2015. My pastor is preaching a series on Faith in Disney, about finding God in movies. This morning her topic was Beauty and the Beast. […]
Last week I heard Mark Schultz’s new song, Different Kind of Christmas, for the first time. Many of us who have lost someone this year are having a different kind of Christmas. The year I lost Rick, the holiday season came soon after his death. Determined to have a “normal” Christmas, I made it through the […]
The holidays are the toughest times for someone who is grieving. If you have a grieving friend, you may want to help but don’t know how. You may be afraid of doing or saying the wrong thing. Here are some simple suggestions.