A Mother’s Day Tragedy and a Birth-Death Day Celebration

Annah Elizabeth Family, Gavin, Loss, Grief, and Healing, Parenting Leave a Comment

Dear Neighbor, Twenty-eight years ago, a miracle happened when a child was born. When you think about everything that must occur prior to any birth, the precise nature of so many scientific details, every delivery is miraculous. When I began writing this post, I realized that twenty-eight years ago, at the exact same hour, I was timing and logging contractions …

Healing and the Two Sides of Grief

Annah Elizabeth Gavin, Healing and the Two Sides of, Loss, Grief, and Healing, Parenting 2 Comments

Good morning, Journeyer! This morning I am coming to you from the first National Hope and Grief Convention being held at the JW Marriott in Indianapolis! Warren and I set out in our trusty, rusty old van when I finished work on Wednesday, spent the night in a Super 8 in Ohio, and finished the few hours under bright sunshine …

Happy Rising

Annah Elizabeth Beauty, Big Guy, Gavin, Happy Happens ™, Relationships 4 Comments

Happy Sunday-Monday Journeyer! Happy (belated) Easter! Easter. Another of my cherished holidays. A time for friends and family to slow down, to come together, to share their fellowship, and to celebrate. Some celebrate Jesus’ resurrection and the message that He is our salvation. Some celebrate spring break while others rejoice the earth’s awakening from a long winter’s rest. Sometimes, like …