Life after Loss

A Not So Merry Christmas

As you know, this has been a very difficult year for me as I journey through the loss of my truth teller, business advisor, and Daddy. I miss him deeply, so although Christmas has always been one of my favorite holidays, this year, it’s not quite as merry for me. Then it dawned on me……

Go On Without Me

Today is a rough day for me, as it would have been my Daddy’s 74th birthday, yet he’s celebrating his first birthday in Heaven, without me. I’m a bundle of emotion as I think about his life; the good, the bad and the indifferent. There’s a song by Bret Eldredge titled, “Go On Without Me”…

Finding The New Normal

{Mom and me} We’re sitting across the table, eating dinner, enjoying a delicious meal accompanied with chatter, laughter, and even a few tears. We talk about life, our days now, and then it turns to reminiscing on our life together with my Daddy, so consequently we shed some tears, because the truth is, we both…

Beautifully Broken

I have no shortage of support, as I walk this journey of grief, yet my heart still feels lonely, as an emptiness abides deep within. It’s been three months since my Daddy entered heaven’s gates, and not a single day has passed without me missing him something fierce. The flowers stopped arriving at the house…

Butterfly Wings

Fathers Day 2016 Today marks the first Father’s Day without my Daddy. Simply writing those words brings a lump to my throat and tears to my eyes. My heart aches to have him here, yet knows he’s in a better place, it just doesn’t make me miss him any less. They say to have loved…

Daddy, Goodbye…

Yesterday, April, 11, 2016, my Daddy entered Heavens gates! While my heart misses him already and aches for him to hold me in his arms and reassure me everything is going to be okay, God has blessed me with an incredible husband who has stepped into that role beautifully and graciously. God knew what He…