Category Archives: Grief

You Can Cancel Christmas If You Want

With the Thanksgiving holiday complete, we’ve now approached one of the biggest hurdles of the year for some people – the holiday season.  For many people, the season can trigger its share of painful memories.  I’m no different.  The holidays … Continue reading

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Christmas – A Celebration of Grace

The last thing I wanted to think about on the morning of Christmas Eve was death. Yet there I was, driving into the city to run an errand, tears streaming down my face, missing my mom. Resisting the reality that … Continue reading

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When Grief and Celebration Collide

This week is the celebration of Christmas for many in the world.  It’s also a week that, for some we call Gold Star families, will be cloaked in grief and loss.  Six American soldiers were killed by suicide bomb in … Continue reading

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