Unexpected Grief

Like a flash flood in the desert or the sudden, raging storm across the prairie, unexpected grief can wash away those we love, leaving devastation in its wake. Quick as a flash of lightning, it can cut into our souls and singe our hearts.  This past month, my heart has swelled like a lake against a dam that threatens to give way. I’ve bore witness as acquaintances, friends, and family members encountered deep loss and grief that they never could have foreseen: the loss of a mother, the sudden loss of two uncles, innocence destroyed, a close-call with death that still … Read more…

Dads Hurt Too: Miscarriage Support

miscarriage

***Disclaimer: This is an account of a miscarriage we had back in April 2014. Thankfully, our Rebekah is growing, kicking, and developing just as she should at 8 months in the womb. Dedication: I would like to dedicate this post to Cadence, the child we lost early April 2014. Daddy will always love you, even though I never had the chance to meet you. I can’t wait to see you face to face in Heaven… My wife (who most of you know quite well by now) wrote an amazing post called “Breaking the Silence: Miscarriage Support”. This post takes you … Read more…

“Surrounding the Wounded” A Counselor’s Perspective on Grief and Loss

Surrounding the Wounded

Have you ever faced a personal struggle that opened your eyes to how many hurting people there are in the world? After our miscarriage, I felt overwhelmed. Not so much by my own pain, but by the pain of others. My heart broke in a whole new way for all the women that had to go through such an experience. It seemed like every day I met someone new who was either going through a miscarriage, or had gone through one recently. Friends were asking me to pray and talk to their friends that were going through miscarriages because they, … Read more…

Breaking the Silence: Miscarriage Support

***Disclaimer: This is an account of a miscarriage we had back in April 2014. Thankfully, our Rebekah is growing, kicking, and developing just as she should at 6 months in the womb.  Dedication: I would like to dedicate this post to Cadence, the child we lost early on in our pregnancy last April. I know we will meet you someday. I also want to dedicate it to every woman who has struggled through loss, specifically miscarriage. I want to break the silence. At the turn of the New Year, Mitch and I decided to start trying for a baby. It was … Read more…