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Never the Same

Never the Same

You never really get over some griefs. They have cut so deeply that the very shape of you is forever changed. Instead, you learn to absorb them. You let the sadness seep deep into your bones and make its home there. You begin to wear your sadness, like an old pillow...
There, but for the grace of God, go I

There, but for the grace of God, go I

Dearest Amanda, There must be moments when you feel so alone. On your own in your deepest pit of grief and anguish. A solitary cell of pain, your very insides ripped open – no one loved Ava in the way that you did, no one’s loss is the same as yours. You are...
Our Daughter’s Body Shame Legacy

Our Daughter’s Body Shame Legacy

yWhen my daughter Lara was about 3 years old, I saw her meanly grab at her belly, and shake it a little, with mock disgust. Shame flooded me. I thought I had been SO careful protecting my daughter from my own body hate but I was looking at an action I did most...
Childhood Cancer Changed Me

Childhood Cancer Changed Me

Childhood cancer demands so much more than a pound of flesh.  He not only demands the brutalities of treatment, impacts of survivorship on the child, the unthinkable loss of some children, he also demands so much of every person who loves that child. If you have only...

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