Ann Carole Tremain Smith
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Category Archives: Grief
It’s my honor to know 3 young women who have shared transparent and very vulnerable stories this past week. Their stories may be yours, or very similar, or they may not resonate at all. As humans we need empathy for … Continue reading
A wonderful book by Dennis Apple, (a man I have never met, but my former neighbor & friend knows him well as a result of intense grief in her life) speaks beautifully on the subject of grief following the sudden … Continue reading
My mom said the other day ‘there’s nothing like paralysis to make you hyper-aware of what’s really important and what to let go.’ That’s a theme that has been on my mind for some time now, long before 2016 started. … Continue reading
A dear friend shared this article with me today. She is no stranger to deep grief. When she shares her heart, I listen. She has been a great teacher over the past 5 years on how to respond better to … Continue reading
“The dialogue between God and Job looks more like a trial at court. Job seeks vindication and demands God give it to him. When God answers Job, “Brace yourself like a man,” he is not browbeating Job. Rather, he encourages … Continue reading
Heartrending words by Kay Warren nearing the anniversary of their son’s death. A true lesson for us all. As the one-year anniversary of Matthew’s death approaches, I have been shocked by some subtle and not-so-subtle comments indicating that perhaps I … Continue reading
“Come. Bring your gifts of memories, your arms with chocolates and your presence. Leave the words behind and just come. I’ll hear what you mean, not what you say.” Yesterday my heart was heavy the entire day. You see, there’s … Continue reading
A dear friend shared this article with me today. She is in my opinion, a reluctant self-made expert on grief & grieving; what to do as a friend of one grieving, and what not to do. She will quietly celebrate her … Continue reading
We cannot believe you have been gone five years. We miss you. So much has happened we wish we could have shared with you along the way. I know Sam misses calling you when he is on his way to … Continue reading