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. […]
I’m a worrier. There, I admit it. At the age of twenty I went from living with my parents to living with my husband, Rick. I had never been on my own. After his sudden death I worried a lot. Could I survive without him? How would I raise my children alone? We lived in […]
One of my friends who recently lost her husband explains that she feels she is in limbo. “I know some of the definitions seem negative but it is the third one that I like best. I am in the place in between,” she says. The meaning she refers to is: an intermediate, transitional, or midway state […]
A song on the radio titled The Hurt & the Healer by Mercy Me reminds me of my feelings in the early days after my husband’s death: Breathe Sometimes I feel it’s all that I can do Pain so deep that I can hardly move.