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  • Enjoy the NOW

    Momma, I see you, wishing away this season you’re in.

    Your belly round and tight, feet swollen and waddle walk.
    A red circle on the calendar…

  • A Missing Piece

    My mother’s ring is one of my favorite pieces of jewelry. A gift from my husband, years ago when our boys were still young….

  • Stone Cold

    There is no comfort here. There never has been.

    No matter the decorations brought or flower arrangements designed around this stone, it is cold, lonely…

  • Small Talk

    When you’ve lost a child, starting conversations with someone new can be difficult. In the beginning of your loss, small talk can even feel…

  • Time Marches On

    This morning, someone asked me to pray for a woman who recently lost her husband. The loss happened right before the holidays but the…

  • Tree of Hope

    We planted a memorial tree in our yard on Austin’s first birthday in Heaven, July 8, 2009. He would’ve been 15 that year. I…

  • The Truth Is…

    “Will it always hurt like this?”

    Those words, my husband asked in shaky breath, as we stood by our son’s casket. He was looking into…

  • Pieces of Him

    We had family pictures taken yesterday.

    This is only the second time in the eight years since he’s been gone we’ve done so, at least professionally….

  • From the Ashes

    There’s a home in our neighborhood that suffered fire damage awhile back.  Luckily, it was not a total loss, as the fire department contained…

  • Before/After

    Years ago, when we still had satellite, I enjoyed watching home improvement shows. The before and after of remodels were always amazing to me. Before…

  • Marked in Memory

    If you look closely at the cover photo for Still Standing magazine, you’ll see my feet. Though my ankles were swollen and I could’ve…

  • Muted

    Writing through the loss of my oldest son has been healing for me. Words have just flowed, along with the tears.

    In the thousands of posts…