It hurts to see a loved one Suffer from Alzheimer’s Desease

By Jenny Shinsky “Don’t step on a crack,” she said. “Why not,” I asked. “Because you will break your mother’s back,” she said. I turned to her. “But you’re my mom,” I said and she laughed. My mom and I go through this bit quite often. She always laughs when I feign surprise and exclaim…

What do I say – She Had a Miscarriage?

A friend of mine had a miscarriage and here is her story.  Thank You my sweet friend! I can’t say that I was completely unprepared for the news. After all, I had been bleeding for two days before my scheduled eight week prenatal appointment. Deep down I knew something was wrong but I had been…

Story About Grieving

My daughter’s diagnosis of Rett Syndrome came gradually. First the “Maybe…” from the doctor, then the slightly obsessive online search, and then the realization during the search that yes, that list of diagnostic criteria reads like an exact description of my daughter. When the actual diagnosis came, we already knew. We thought we had accepted…

Grieving The Loss Of A Grandparent Is So Hard

Lindsay I’m so sorry for your loss.  Thank You so much for sharing your story with us.  I bet your Grandparents love you dearly.  You are such a sweet and tender person.  God bless you. On January 10, 2015, I lost my grandfather.  In two years and seven months I had lost all of my…

7 Ways Grief Changed Me

Around this time two years ago my 84 year old Dad died.  Grieving is rough.  I miss my Dad and I wish he was still here. The first thing a child does is scream for their balloon to come back when the air takes it away.  Helplessly the child stands weeping and upset that nothing can be done to bring it…

Dance With Jesus: From Grief to Grace

Susan B Mead is the author of Dance With Jesus: From Grief to Grace. She is also a speaker, chaplain and mom.  After personally experiencing the hand of God caress her broken heart when her sister committed suicide, her faith transformed from knowing about God to KNOWING GOD. Susan’s purpose is to help women look…

When We Lose A Baby

Shortly after we buried our baby, Annie, I turned thirty. She was six months old when we discovered she had a massive brain tumor.  She died just four days later. The morning of my birthday I was with a group of women who didn’t know our circumstances of the past months, but they somehow found…

Grieving Three Miscarriages

I am a follower of Jesus Christ, mom to two teenagers, and wife to my high school sweetheart.  My career in oncology social work affords me many opportunities to encourage and support others in times of distress. I also enjoy playing the piano, leading our middle school youth group, and creating crochet gifts for others. …