Every Wednesday

Every Wednesday I will post something about grief. Sometimes it will be a reflection on an aspect of grief’s landscape. Now and then I will share from my own journey of grief, because in the sharing of our stories we find strength and build a community of people that support one another.

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Sunday, April 16, 2017

We Gather

We gather with others who understand suffering and endurance, who understand the devastation of heart, who feel the bone-weariness of soul.

We gather together and bring food. We share our lives with each other and find encouragement.

The darkness does not do away with light, but completes it. Just as grief completes our understanding of love.


  1. Perfect. I just sent this to my family. My husband died suddenly 2 1/2 yrs ago, and my dad died today. Thank you.

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    1. Oh Sheryl, I'm so sorry about your dad. And your husband. They were probably the two most important men in your life. My dad died in December and I'm still dealing with that. And my wife died suddenly a number of years ago. Their deaths leave two large holes in our lives. Sometimes all we can do is sit quietly and slowly breathe.