Our Story Continues On

It seems like we are in the exact same place that we have been since grief first entered our lives nearly five years ago but that’s not entirely true. It is similar but different because with each new life is a person – an unrepeatable, unique person – with a story to share. Similar to my struggle to write about Continue Reading →

So long 2016

Sometimes the shroud of grief can be overbearing and all-consuming making it difficult to focus on the blessings that life brings. Our arms remain empty but our hearts are full. We have a lot to be grateful for. Highlights from 2016 (in no specific order): Visiting SF for Gabriel’s 1st Birthday Rachel job sharing as a part-time teacher Rex promotion Continue Reading →

The Ultimate Gift

The Season of Advent is quickly coming to a close. Last Sunday, Rex gave a talk at our parish for an event called XLT. XLT is short for “exalt”, which means to highly praise. The night started off with a couple praise and worship songs. Then following Rex’s talk, our pastor processed in with the Blessed Sacrament for a time Continue Reading →

The Boy Who Healed My Heart

This little guy turned one this month. Gabriel Chase is his name. He is my nephew and godson. Gabriel’s life changed mine. So in celebrating his birthday, let me share with you the story about his life. To begin, you will need some context to understand what was going on in my life at the time. It was late fall Continue Reading →