The Sad Loss of a Good, Long Life

I apologize in advance for the roughness of this post, but whenever I lose someone I love, I write. Below is a jumble of my processing of yet another death in our family. This is family death number eight between my husband and me in the last two and a half years. Though it was expected, it is never easy. What is this life that we hold on so tightly to? We think we have control of our existence, but [...]

By |2018-10-19T14:47:38-07:00October 19th, 2018|faith, family life|0 Comments

When Life Seems too Short

I opened up Facebook, did my usual browsing, and stopped on a prayer request. Someone from our church, 37 years old, a newlywed, was killed in a car accident yesterday. When I read the name, my heart stopped and tears welled in my eyes. My throat tightened. I knew this man. Six or seven years ago (it may have even been longer ago), my husband and I were newlyweds ourselves, and we didn’t have many joint friends. I attended school [...]

By |2018-04-10T18:08:13-07:00April 10th, 2018|faith|0 Comments
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