He left this world on June 2, 2007. The loss of Davis 13 years ago has allowed plenty of time to reflect. Loss is complex and grieving is an intensely personal & sacred journey. His death shattered me and it took time to find the pieces to rebuild a new picture of life. But loss […]
I cried myself to sleep after watching the television interviews and reading the news about the Humboldt Broncos hockey team accident. It is a tragedy of mammoth proportion in our neighboring province. The shocking reality is the loss of so many, some just too young yet be taken. They were only beginning to live their […]
Why does a loving God allow suffering? I have suffered many losses in my life but none as great as losing my son. Suffering follows a sacrifice. They are inseparable. Suffering is permitted by God to enlarge us, to grow our love and compassion. Our suffering touches all of those around us. How we deal […]
I had one of those moments this morning where a thought became crystal clear. If I had never experienced hard things – the hardest being the burial my child – I would not be enlarged to move ahead to do big things.
Do you remember pain once it’s over? I’m sitting in that question. The pain of birthing my children, I recall, dissolved as soon after I was smitten in the crush of love. The pain faded from memory, where it would never be an influencing factor in the hope of having another.