Category Archives: Grief and the Holidays

A Motherless Mother’s Day

IMG_2097I’ve been motherless on Mother’s Day since my mom died 20 years ago. I suppose it’s an anniversary of sorts, but I don’t feel like celebrating. I’m still grieving the death of my mom.  In many ways I’m sure my grief will never go away.  But over the years I have figured out how to get through Mother’s Day without a mother, and I would like to share my thoughts with you.

If this is your first Mother’s Day without your mom, I’m really sorry.  The first year can be so hard, but the truth is that sometimes the second or third years are even harder.  Actually, it can take a lifetime to sort through all our mother-related losses. Read More

Life, Grief, and Resurrection

FREE crossChristians all over the world will celebrate Easter this Sunday. Easter is the most significant holy day for Christians because the focus is on the resurrection of Jesus. There is great rejoicing in celebrating Jesus’ rising from the dead and in the hope of an eternal life filled with peace and love.

So what does that have to do with grief? Read More

Resolve to Grieve?

FREE Happy New YearHow about this for a New Year’s resolution, “I promise to grieve well.”   Maybe you never considered such a resolution, but it’s a great way to start a new year because grieving well is the key to living well.

The problem is that we are never taught how to grieve well.  We often stumble along when a loss occurs, not really sure if we are grieving “right,” or if our loss even warrants grief.

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