Each of our journeys will sadly encounter pain and loss and bring grief to our hearts. My intent in writing this blog is to share my grief journey. Have you felt abandoned? Alone? Lost? Overwhelmed in your pain and grief? I sure have. There have been times and seasons that have had pain that cuts so deep along the way that it has left me feeling like my heart has been ripped out and that I couldn’t catch my breath. This journey has had many times where I was with a group of people and even though they were laughing and talking and continuing on with their lives, everything within me was screaming: my only son is dead, my husband is dead… how am I supposed to just continue on like everything is okay… none of this is okay. The death of my only son has had me in the faith battle of my life. As I continue on my own personal journey, I continue to pursue healing and peace… the peace that passes all understanding. I am convinced that this is the type of peace that I need… the peace that passes all understanding… as I believe that I am incapable of understanding the why of my circumstances. As you travel along your path, my hope and prayer is that you will also find healing, hope, and peace.

Expressions of Grief

Just a little over three weeks ago, a beautiful girl named Mikayla died at the age of 17. Mikayla was fiercely loved by her parents, family, and friends. She was very involved in FFA, 4H, and in the Vet Science program. She was a teen leader on the livestock team and participated in grassland judging.…