“Tough Stuff”

31 08, 2017

The Compounded Grief of Premature Deaths

By | 2017-08-31T06:43:25-07:00 August 31st, 2017|Child Loss|0 Comments

There are no easy deaths - there are no situations where the grief experience isn't difficult, complex, and sad. That said, there is a generally accepted threshold where lives are deemed as having been "lived, good and long." When 90 year olds die, we grieve but we do not [...]

6 05, 2014

Mother’s Day for the Grieving

By | 2014-05-06T22:07:17-07:00 May 6th, 2014|Inspiration|42 Comments

I recently came across a friend requesting prayers for a family in her community. When asked about what happened she shared the news that the family's oldest child, a 5 year old boy, had died the day before. As I read through the shock wave of reactions and felt [...]

22 04, 2014

A Cancer Journey: Lou Goes Home

By | 2014-04-22T22:00:29-07:00 April 22nd, 2014|Inspiration|57 Comments

This is the final installation of our Head of Accounting's story as she watched her husband's life come to an end almost a year ago today. To read all of her story, click here: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3.   Part 4: Lou Goes Home "Happy Birthday, Babe!  [...]

24 12, 2013

My Grandpa Died Yesterday: When Christmas is a Blur

By | 2013-12-24T00:01:28-08:00 December 24th, 2013|General|35 Comments

Some of us have been dreading Christmas this year. Photo Courtesy of ©iStockphoto.com/hayesphotography Seeing the happy commercials on television, hearing people talk about holiday parties and gift shopping has felt empty and foreign. It's as though the world is spinning around you as you stand still. There's [...]