Memories of Bobby. Why Danny Calls Me Sarah And Not Debbie 

https://www.google.com/amp/s/sarahsatticoftreasures.com/2016/01/18/reposting-from-sarahs-attic-of-treasures-facebook-january-2013/amp/ From Sarah :  11 years ago today,  May 2006, Danny and I , my parents  and Kari  drove to what is now called Bobby’s Mountain. Bobby’s Mountain is little hill above the house my grandparents owned.  That our family built in the 70’s.  Bobby always called it Grandma’s Mountain.  It sits between Cripple Creek…

BITTERSWEET: The Confession I Haven’t Wanted to Make: For Those Who Fight Depression or Know Someone Who Might

http://www.bethsaadati.com/2017/03/the-confession-i-havent-wanted-to-make.html?m=1 By Beth Saadati That’s all it took for things to get, well, dark. For my words—both written and spoken—to dry up. For bitterness to root. For hopelessness to overwhelm me. For that nagging question—how can God redeem this?—to mock the faith that’s carried me through.  The crazy thing is, I don’t think anyone other than my…

Grieving Moms & Dads will never get OVER their loss…Why? – Cathie Gray

**GRIEF TIP #5 ** (see other Grief Tips on our page)

“What if the person you are attempting to comfort, said to you that they lost their kid in a car crash that involved a drunk driver? When you tried to comfort them, you immediately replied ‘I know how you feel’ followed by, sharing that your neighbor’s cousin, lost her kid in a car crash involving a drunk driver too. Did you just attempt to comfort them, saying ‘I know how you feel’ and followed, with THAT story? Did you think that was comforting? Allow me to educate you as we review the facts.

Did you lose sleep when your neighbor’s cousin’s loss occurred? Were you incapable of digesting food, after learning of that death? Did you cry so hard, that you actually lost your vision? Did you lose your will to live? Did you entertain wanting to end your OWN life, when your neighbor’s cousin’s kid died? NO. You did not. That is not what YOU felt, AT ALL. So YOU are NOT feeling, AT ALL, what the person you are attempting to comfort is feeling. All that you just did, in your efforts to minimize her pain, was told this devastated, crushed, suicidal mother OF A DEAD PERSON YOU KNOW. You told her of another departed individual that made you feel absolutely NONE of what SHE IS FEELING. You only shared your familiarity, of a story which has infinitesimal similarities, of what her melted heart, was barely able to mouth to you, while she was seeking some relief, from her situation. Can you see that now?

Grieving Moms & Dads will never get OVER their loss…Why? – Cathie Gray

I’ll give you a simple answer first. 1) Losing a child or grandchild is INORGANIC. It goes against the circle of life and the natural DNA cycle and strips ‘the older outliving the younger’ of their natural bearings. Period. 2) A parent or grandparent doesn’t just lose a kid one day one year. They lose their entire future and all that they envisioned it to be. The weddings they won’t plan, the grandchildren & great-grandchildren that won’t be born, and the discontinuance of their legacy is only a part of it. 3) Triggers. All of the setbacks, reminders, and special occassions that society continues to celebrate, while a huge hole in their family unit still exists. All of their holidays are now HOLLOW-days!!

Linda Stoll: Here’s Why You Might Want to Serve S’Mores on Thanksgiving

http://www.lindastoll.net/2016/11/heres-why-you-might-want-to-serve.html?m=1 By all means, turn once again to your beloved, anticipated traditions if they will be comforting and grace-filled.  But be courageous enough to shake things up a bit and temporarily put aside any former routines that would feel forced or uncomfortable, exhausting or just plain inappropriate for where your tender hearts find themselves.I’d love…

Linda Stoll: Here’s Why You Might Want to Serve S’Mores on Thanksgiving

http://www.lindastoll.net/2016/11/heres-why-you-might-want-to-serve.html?m=1 Linda Stoll :  Celebrating And Grieving You’ve had a difficult year. Maybe that would be a vast understatement. Perhaps you’ve encountered challenges galore and transitions that have almost done you in.  Or immense losses too great to number or beyond description.  And you already know that this year’s holidays will be drastically altered and…

Hospitality Hints | Showing Love to Grieving Friends – LifeWay Women All Access

Hospitality Hints is a monthly feature on our blog with some helpful hints for being hospitable in everyday life. Our hints may involve inviting people over, but not always! Most of the time, they will be about having a posture of hospitality—welcoming others into our lives.

Almost exactly a year ago, unspeakable tragedy rocked the world of one of my closest friends. As I sat in a memorial service on a sunny Sunday afternoon, I remember looking toward my friend and her grieving family and thinking, helplessly and hopelessly, “What now?”

As I’ve walked with my sweet friend (and, at times, watched her walk alone) through the last 12 months, I’ve learned that grief takes many forms, depending on the person and situation and day and hour and moment. There is no cure-all or band-aid or Grief for Dummies workbook. But there are a few consistent truths about grief that can help you show hospitality to those you know walking through the process.

Lost A Family Member Today: Grieving

Lost a family member last week BUT I found out about it seconds after I posted my last post earlier this evening. Shortly after Danny got home. So in my eyes, I lost him today. Very unexpectedly. He was in his early 40’s. He was not born into my family, nor I  in his. Yet,…

My Life As an Angel Mom and The Son I Miss More Ever Day

This will be a hard post to write. This page is a hard one to need. Today is May 19, 2015. An average day for many. Not so to me. 9 years ago today, my only child, Bobby died…..suddenly and without warning. My world as I new it ENDED! I can never get it or…

Our Neck Of The Woods

This is from my Our Neck Of The Woods Facebook Pagehttp://www.facebook.com/sarahsneckofthewoods. Our Life. Lake Kissimmee State Park, Rolling Meadows Ranch and Allen David Broussard Catfish Creek Preserve State Park, Lake Wales, Florida. Where we work, live, play, cry and most of all Love each other.. Come and sit a spell. Danny and I share so…

Re-posting From Christine Hammond :How to Grieve Well

Originally posted on Christine Hammond, MS, LMHC:
Not everyone grieves in the same way.  After all, there are different people with different physical appearances, perspectives, experiences, thoughts, emotions, backgrounds, and attitudes.  So why when it comes to grief do some believe that there is one correct way to handle the loss of a loved one? There are in…