Child Loss · childloss · Grief · grief support · Mattie · On My Heart

When Loss Comes Too Close to Home

I’ve asked some of my brave and precious friends to give language to the grief and fear that has been part of their lives as a result of Mattie’s death. I’ve asked them to join me in “living out loud”, as an extension of my sharing my own grief journey. Because their grief matters too.… Continue reading When Loss Comes Too Close to Home

faith · Grief · grief support · On My Heart · Uncategorized

Wavering Faith- with a wide open heart

Recently a reader wrote to me and shared about her losses, and the struggles she has had with her faith.  She said, “The reason I’m writing you is because your faith has never wavered…..I guess I just want to know how you do it.” First, I’m sorry if I have painted a picture of unwavering… Continue reading Wavering Faith- with a wide open heart

Child Loss · Grief · grief support · Mattie · mourning · Uncategorized


I’ll never forget seeing this line in Mattie’s obituary, “He is survived by father, John, mother, Tracie, brother and sister-in-law, Nick and Amy, brothers, Taylor and Aiden and sisters, Isabelle, Elia and Emma.” Survived. He was gone, and we survived. It didn’t feel like survival. It felt like a crushing collapse of pain had settled… Continue reading Survived