Grief: There are No Rules

I’ve heard it said that every person is either going into a storm, in the middle of one, or on their way out of one. Grief is one of those storms. It crashes into our lives after the loss of beloved people or things, and it doesn’t behave in any clearly understandable...

Go Ahead And Cry

You’re not alone. You. There. In that lonely space, trying to keep the tears inside and a whimper behind your lips. Maybe you’re feeling anything but strong. Maybe your head is so heavy that simply holding it above your shoulders takes every ounce of...

Joy and Grief

Joy and grief are unlikely friends. In our journey of parenting a child with special needs and global developmental delays, however, joy and grief are often neighbors in the same day, hour, or moment. I’ve been really scaling back on my time on social media lately....

Gifts of Everlee

Sarah sat across from me at the restaurant. She looked stunning with her sunflower-colored scarf, her shiny gold earrings, and a necklace bearing Everlee’s name. She appeared so put together. I was honored that she would take time to meet with me and share her story....

Just Don’t

Like millions of other Minnesotans and Midwesterners, I spent much of last weekend in tears. When I wasn’t crying, I spent the rest of my time on my knees praying for the family of Jacob Wetterling. Much like other moments in history, I remember exactly where I was...