I do not have the market on grief as the result of losing a loved one. With that understanding I invite you to walk with me as l share my journey of loss, grief and hope. Sharing may ease our pain and develop into caring and understanding. ###
I Have Often Thought About Who He Was
THERE was a boy – who liked butterflies – looking at the moon and stars through his telescope – cats especially Ruthie – rollerblading – surfing in the ocean – collecting shells – playing soccer – learning new things ###
June 2017 release date
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My blogs to date have covered a variety of topics. This shall continue to be my style as I am a multi dimensional person as are my readers.
My third published book is entitled ‘My heart is broken. A journey of loss, hope and grief.’ Many of us have experienced the loss of a loved one. Understanding and accepting our common experience I will share the introduction of my book laying the groundwork for the writings that will follow.
Dear fellow sojourner,
I understand that I do not have the market on grief due to the loss of a loved one. After futile attempts to cope with my sorrow I started putting my feelings on paper making my grief visible. It allowed me to bear my pain, my broken heart and a soul that is often times empty.
On this journey, we have the right to grieve, to cry, to sob and to grow from the choices we make each day. If you are on a similar journey I invite you to walk with me. Hopefully, as we mourn our loss and feel the pain, our brokenness will be mended.
Together we may feel less alone.
The cover for my book that will be released June 2017. ###
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I invite you to consider some thoughts about time. Within the past two years I have experienced the loss of a loved one in my family. This loss was crushing to my soul and at times I felt like I was lost and in a black hole. However, MANY people gave me some of their time to sit with me, listen to me and cry with me as my soul was healing. Their time was valuable and yet they were sharing something they could never get back. It was the greatest gift of all.
In my lifetime I have shared my time volunteering in a variety of ways. In early marriage it was supervising a cub scout unit…and no, I didn’t have any boys…I didn’t have any kids. Like many of you I volunteered when my children were in school as a home room mother. In later years I have and continue to volunteer at the Women’s Prison in Mitchellville, at the Ronald McDonald House, as a CASA [Court Appointed Special Advocate for Children] and as a mentor with the Drake Literacy Program. These experiences have given back to me more than I could ever have given to them. I have found that when I do something with and for others it frees me from focusing too much on myself. It provides me an opportunity to engage in someone else’s life and not spent too much time dwelling on what I might consider my woes and worries in life. It is healing. It is TIME WELL SPENT!
I invite you to think about how you spent your time. Consider the time that others have given you and what you given to others. Ask yourself. Do I like the way I have spent my time? ###
Over the past months I have been writing my 3rd book. It has been a difficult book to write and yet oftentimes very comforting. I am sharing the cover and first page of my book and I am inviting you to review it and make comments!
My heart is broken.
A journey of loss, grief and hope.
I respectfully understand that I do not have the market on grief due to the loss of a loved one. However, putting my journey on paper has allowed me to bear my pain, my broken heart and a soul that is oftentimes empty.
If you are on a similar journey I invite you to walk with me. Together we may feel less alone.
On your journey accept your need and right to grieve, to cry – to sob!
I encourage you to experience your loss and sadness as you learn to grow from the choice you make on your journey.
Let’s walk together.