The older I get, the more people I care about who die, the more the balance seems to be shifting from most of my heart and mind being in this world to more of it being in the afterlife. My loved ones and I have experienced a lot of loss this summer. I get that […]


I took this picture, at sunrise on Hilton Head Island, the morning after she died, before I knew she died. ~~~~~~~~~~ I woke up this morning groggy and immediately remembered the voicemail we received upon returning home from our wonderful vacation last night. It was from an old and dear friend’s best friend and I […]


The Prayer

by Kathy on January 21, 2014 · 6 comments

in Bereavement, CRHP, Faith, Grief, Inspiration, Loss, Love, Song Lyrics

“They have gone no farther from us than God… and God is very near.” ~ St. Augustine I have attended a lot of wakes and funerals in recent weeks and months. I guess it comes with getting older, that some of my friends, their parents, their siblings and their spouses are going to die. A […]



by Kathy on December 3, 2013 · 3 comments

in Coping, Grief, Journey, Just Write, Life, Loss, Love, Marriage, Writing

We were running a bit late, as we’d stayed home long enough for me to register her for a park district sports class. If we didn’t do it right at 9:00 a.m., she might not have gotten a spot. As we turned right off of our street, habitually following our daily route to her preschool, […]


She was sharing their story again, one I have heard so many times and variations of in recent years, since they lost their first child and joined our group. It’s a sad story, but also one filled with love, hope and determination to build their family. This time she compared how it feels trying to […]


Though our daughter Molly was not stillborn, so much of this video still resonates with me. Please watch and share this. We need to make it okay to talk about babies dying. It happens. And it makes life more bearable for many parents who have lost children, when we are able to feel comfortable talking about […]

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