Old Grief Speaks Part 2

By Adolfo Quezada Review by JW, 2019 A Grief Revisited: Weaving Loss into the Fabric of our Life Adolfo Quezada lost his son, Roberto, in a tragic accident in l982.  He wrote his poignant book Goodbye, My Son, Hello, three years later.  Thirty years later in...

OLD GRIEF & SOCKS

By Donna Jean Ryding…Jonnie’s Mother Isn’t Grief Just Grief? Old Grief. I’ve never thought of grief in the context of old vs new. Isn’t grief just grief? My dear friend, Joni Woelfel, introduced me to old grief when she shared her very...

Old Grief Speaks

     We were sitting in a Mexican restaurant, munching on chips and salsa when my friend caught my attention by saying something that peaked my curiosity, “You know something?” I nodded, wondering what he had on his mind, “Grievers know stuff that no one else...

CARING IN THE CAVE

Perhaps you saw it too. For several days I have been following the news about the twelve young Thai boys, and their coach, who were trapped in a dark cave, nearly three miles from the entrance. The boys literally ran for their lives to escape the rising waters caused...

GRIEF, CUSSIN’, & SOUNDS OF BREAKING GLASS

Parents who have lost a child by death are often overwhelmed as they search for words to express the unspeakable pain they are experiencing.  In fact, my friend, Nisha Zenoff Ph. D. has just written a book titled, “Unspeakable Loss, How Do You Live After a Child...

DREAD OF THE DATE

            It happens every year.  It begins at Christmas and picks up speed when the New Year begins.  Off in the distance, I can see it coming…like the sail of a ship that is nearing the shore for the annual visit. Ignoring it doesn’t work.  With each passing day I...