Anchor

“Grief can be a burden, but also an anchor. You get used to the weight, how it holds you in place.” ― Sarah Dessen, The Truth About Forever “Then Jesus said, “Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you….

A year

Today is one year since my mom passed. I do not have words of wisdom or personal insights to share this day, but I have found some quotes & scripture that acknowledge feelings I have had over this first year of life without Mom and the loss that most acutely acquaints me with grief. “It’s…

True at the same time

Words that hit close to my heart from Sarah Bessey – https://sarahbessey.com “This has been a very hard year. I will tell the truth about that. I will also tell the truth that we made it. We survived. We held on to each other and kept going. This was the year I learned all over…

Hope for breaking hearts

Not my writing, but I had to post because this message is relevant and needed. An adaptation posted by Relevant and beautifully written by Sherri Gragg in Advent: The Story of Christmas. Let the meaningful words sit deeply within you, and change your perspective of the Nativity story. On the morning of December 14th, 2012,…

Hope in grief // Advent Week 2

We are in the second week of Advent and last night I had the opportunity to attend a service at my church for those grieving during the holidays entitled “Night of Hope”. Since I only lost my mom this year, I had never thought to attend before. I am glad I went because it was…

Joy & sadness

Today was one of those days when joy and sadness crash into each other, and create a place of softening and empathy and connection. A family friend’s Celebration of Life(funeral) was this morning & will be one remembered for a long time; a friend lost her father after an eight month battle with cancer; one…