Grieving By Author Kate Kelty – The Jesus Of My Grief

Reeling and Reaching by Author Kate Kelty “Kate. I have bad news.” Before my sister said anything else, my heart had already melted under the intensity of her words. “No Kristen. No.” I wanted whatever it was to be untrue. Whatever pain I was getting ready to feel and face, I needed it to not…

When A Mom’s Son Takes His Life…

Karisa’s son is no longer here with us today and his birthday is on Mother’s Day. At this very moment her heart is aching and I want to honor her during this really difficult time by sharing her story. She will never stop missing Jonathan.  This will be her first Mother’s Day without him.  Yet in…

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…

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…

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. …