MONDAY MUSINGS

Letting Go of Guilt and Regret: Grieving Well Series Part 3

I wish I would have spent more time with my brother while he was alive. I wish I would have called him more often. I wish I would have listened better. Dealing with guilt and regret can be a difficult hurdle in the grieving process. The truth is, most of us have things we wish we… Continue reading Letting Go of Guilt and Regret: Grieving Well Series Part 3

MONDAY MUSINGS

The Kindness of a Stranger (Grieving Well Series part 2)

It was two days after we found out about the deaths of my brother and sister-in-law when my dad, daughter, and I  hopped on a flight to Anchorage, Alaska. We arrived at our hotel in the middle of the night, the frigid darkness mirroring our grieving hearts. And yet, the favor of the Lord rested… Continue reading The Kindness of a Stranger (Grieving Well Series part 2)

MONDAY MUSINGS

The Many Shades of Grief

Last Thursday would have been my mom's birthday.  Each year since her death when I flip the calendar to October, my eyes gravitate to her day. My heart is a prisoner to grief's tightening grip all over again. It's been six years. When does this get easier? There is no timeline for grief. People are… Continue reading The Many Shades of Grief