How Another Woman’s Loss Was My Gain

Most days are jam-packed with to-do lists (which I might complete half of), washing mounds of dishes and laundry, and refereeing wrestling matches in the living room. But on that rare, oh-so-sweet occasion that I actually have a few minutes ALL to myself (this may or may not be a dream), I like to stuff myself like a burrito into …

A Christmas Prayer For the One Who Grieves At Christmastime

Oh Father, You see her tucked away in bed. While other children giggle and wriggle in anticipation that Ol’ St. Nick will soon be near, the only gift her heart desires this Christmas is for Mommy to give her just one more goodnight kiss. She needs You more than ever now. You see him lost and alone, drowning his sorrows in …

To the One I Lost to Cancer

You are no longer here, but that doesn’t mean you’re gone. Over time, your physical presence has simply evolved into a beautiful memory—a memory of secrets told and promises kept, a treasured memory of unconditional love and mutual respect, and a memory of uncontrollable belly laughs and late night girl talks. You were always there, telling me the truth when …