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Of Memory and Monuments

It is not truly honoring those we have lost when we become more focused on our own grief than on those most treasured memories. Continue reading

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An Agonizing Victory

Shot in the face and left for dead, Amanda Simpson not only survived, she left the hospital in time to attend the funeral of the man she loved. Continue reading

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A Sharing of Grief

In the aftermath of our greatest tragedies, it is not explanation that is most needed; it is the expression of love in comfort and sharing. Continue reading

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A Soothing Comfort

Like a gentle dawning on a peaceful day, so is the comfort of those who love us in our times of grief. Continue reading

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What Shall I Grieve?

My mother was granted release from the prison of flesh last evening. She was 99 years old and died peacefully with some family members present. Continue reading

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Comfort

I have seen close enough
the long aching pain
the death of a child brings a mother. Continue reading

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Silent Son

You knew as soon as she told you
about the cramps,
the spotting,
the pain of brokenness
below her belly,
that something was wrong.
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