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.…

5 Years Later

5 Years Later… June 26th. The night before this heartbreaking day, MiKayla and I left to begin driving to our destination. We both worked Monday and then left shortly after we  had gotten home. We wanted to drive as much of the trip the night before as we were able to because we had an…

PK’s 23rd Birthday

Today should be PK’s 23rd birthday. Parents who have had a child die are quite comfortable with this word- should. Nothing is natural or expected about burying my child. Everything in me wishes and longs to still be with him. The loss of a child is heartache beyond words. I blogged before on grief and…

New Friendships in Grief

In grief, we miss those that we lost so much. Sometimes, during those painful times, we have the blessing of being able to connect with someone else who is going through similar pain. I want to share two examples of two women, Delores and Stephanie, who have become dear friends of mine through our shared…