Hope in grief

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…

Peace

“…before setting off in the direction of the Underground station, Maisie looked back and considered the many houses that seemed so ordinary on the outside—yet inside their shells lingered untold human sadness. ‘May they know peace,’ she whispered, and went on her way.” May you know peace as you go through unspoken sadness, difficulties and…