Grief’s One-Two Punch

Two things I really hate about grief, and one I had forgotten about. The emotional ambushes, and how three months later when everything feels somewhat normal, the grief intensifies. I was hit with a one-two punch, and then grief's tangled emotions kicked me while I laid there. Mood Swings I was on the way to … Continue reading Grief’s One-Two Punch

2016: A Year of Searching and Growth

I like to wrap up every year with an introspective look at the last 12 months to see where I developed. 2014 was the Year of the Prodigal. 2015 was a Year of Renewal. This year I'm not sure what to call it. There was growth in a few areas, but what was the dominant … Continue reading 2016: A Year of Searching and Growth

The Making Or Breaking of Faith

It has been an emotional rollercoaster since we lost Squiggles. Even when we have a good day, our emotions ambush us. Crying "it hurts", as tears stream into the pillow as I fall asleep. Times like this are the proving grounds for our faith. The Proving Ground This thought chased me for two weeks. It … Continue reading The Making Or Breaking of Faith

The Saga of Squiggles

It's mid-morning on November 16th. We pull into the hospital parking lot. My phone dings. It's my sister telling me she's nervous. A feeling she shares with Casey, who asks me to pray. I'm cautiously optimistic. We meet with M, our interpreter, in the waiting room. Casey's anxious, so I use a technique I learned … Continue reading The Saga of Squiggles