4 Prayers When You’re Lacking Words

In my journey with grief, I have been grateful for the Scripture I committed to memory through the years. Over and over, it has come back to offer me comfort, encouragement and strength as I walked this difficult road. Many times, when I couldn’t muster my own prayers, Scripture has spoken for me. I haveContinue reading “4 Prayers When You’re Lacking Words”

5 Tips for Going to the Doctor Post-Loss

My doctor is on maternity leave, so when I headed in recently for a visit, I was nervous. I’d never met the provider I’d be seeing. And although she could learn my story from my records, I didn’t know how she’d respond once we were together in the room. I dreaded the visit and almostContinue reading “5 Tips for Going to the Doctor Post-Loss”

Grief and Fire Management

A few summers ago, lightning sparked a wildfire on a hill overlooking our lake vacation spot in Washington. Our family watched from the hotel balcony as wildfire drama played out before our eyes. Black smoke billowed, and firefighters worked hard to control the growing blaze. A large plane dropped plumes of orange fire retardant. SmallerContinue reading “Grief and Fire Management”

4 Ways to Make the Holidays More Bearable

For the last month, retailers have announced the coming holidays. Shelves stacked with “Give Thanks” throw pillows and “Home for the Holidays” signs warn us that this most difficult season for grievers is almost upon us. Holiday celebrations can be complex in the best of times. When you’ve lost a loved one, the stretch betweenContinue reading “4 Ways to Make the Holidays More Bearable”