Tag Archives: Grief/Loss

Hindsight At The Beginning

In the first weeks after becoming a young widow, with three young sons, I had many mornings, days and nights that I pondered how I was to make it alone. How in the world could I support these kids? How … Continue reading

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Doubt

Sometimes your answers to life aren’t as well hidden you might expect them to be. Indeed, these are the ones that you follow with your actions. That can be troubling to those who might expect something to be conjured where it’s lacking, … Continue reading

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What They Mean to the World

Two years ago on new year’s day, I was getting ready in my room when my friend texted me and told me that one of my friends, who I hadn’t seen or talked to for a while, even though I felt that … Continue reading

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I Wish I Could Help More

Publisher’s Note: The Author of this beautiful piece lost his son to suicide just over two years ago. I am inspired by he and his wife. They are healing, albeit slowly. They remain strong…they are supportive of one another…and they … Continue reading

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Does Love Ever Die?

By James A. Autry Publisher’s Note: It is a blessing to know Jim Autry, having spent time with him a number of years ago recording a beautiful interview. Jim has written extensively; articles, books and poetry. He has given permission … Continue reading

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My Thoughts

Publisher’s Note: I have the good fortune to know Blythe Miller. She has given courageously and generously of herself in hopes of preventing more tragic losses to suicide. For anyone who might think that loved ones “get over” a suicide, … Continue reading

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My Beautiful Butterfly

I was born on a cold December morning to two thankful and love-struck parents. I was born at the start of a new beginning. My family suffered through a few hardships before I came around that I will never feel … Continue reading

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Memorial Remarks on September 11, 2011

The following are my remarks on September 11, 2011 just prior to lighting luminaria for those who died ten years earlier. Thank you Mayor Schielke In his poem “This Being Human is a Guest House” Rumi suggested the following: This … Continue reading

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Footprints

“But Roger,” she said with tears in her eyes, “it feels like I am throwing him away. I can’t throw him away.” In the months following my father’s death, my mother, God bless her, spent many hours cleaning out the … Continue reading

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