When Christmas Sucks

This is a repost of a blog I wrote last year. After cruising through my social media feeds this morning, I felt like today was a good day to repost it. Feel free to share. Sometimes, Christmas sucks. It’s not a popular sentiment, I know, but I’ve seen a large number of Facebook posts this year… Continue reading When Christmas Sucks

Surviving the Death of Your Child

I don’t normally post blogs based on what people are Googling, but the last three days I’ve seen an inordinate number of hits on one of my posts, When Your Baby Dies, and noted that a lot of people searched the word “stillborn” which led them to my site. And I’m not talking about a… Continue reading Surviving the Death of Your Child

Sometimes, You Just Need to Listen

I’ve worked with teenagers for over 13 years now, and if I’ve learned anything it’s that whenever something happens to one of their own, teens take it very hard. There is an internalization of tragedy that the teenage years magnifies by a thousand, and the need to explore that internal struggle is vast and immediate.… Continue reading Sometimes, You Just Need to Listen

He’ll Be Cheering Her On

I’m really tired, but I thought I would share this anyway. It won’t be long. I went to visit MawMaw this morning. She and my dad were sitting at the kitchen table, going over the visitor’s book from the funeral home. Page after page was filled with names. MawMaw was looking at each one and… Continue reading He’ll Be Cheering Her On