On Grief: He Gives and Takes Away

On Grief: He Gives and Takes Away

In my life, grief and gifts have often come hand in hand. On Monday it will be 21 years since my son Christopher passed away, and this time of year I always like to think about him and honour him a bit on this blog. But when I remember him, it’s not just with...
7 Ways to Comfort a Friend Through Grief

7 Ways to Comfort a Friend Through Grief

How can you help a friend through grief? Yesterday we celebrated what would have been my son’s 21st birthday. He never made it to see his first. It’s almost ironic, but Christopher is the reason that I started writing and speaking. Way back in the late...
Why I’m Okay 20 Years After My Son Died

Why I’m Okay 20 Years After My Son Died

Saturday was a tough anniversary for me. My son Christopher would have turned 20. He was a month old when he died. I posted about it on my Facebook Page and I was just blown away by all your kind messages and responses and even the personal emails. Truly blown away....
Grief: You Don’t Just Get Over It

Grief: You Don’t Just Get Over It

Can you “get over” grief? Can you recover from the loss of a child, the loss of a spouse, or the trauma of an attack so that it no longer bothers you? There’s been a twitter fight going on recently between Joel Osteen, a motivational speaker who says...
The Least of These

The Least of These

Yesterday would have been my son Christopher’s 18th birthday. Or rather, it was his birthday, but he celebrated in heaven. I wonder if he’s all grown up now? One of the things that I wonder about is what I would have called him. I call my daughters by the...