You Can Bear It (house fire)

by Justina Page On March 7, 1999, at the crack of dawn, something goes terribly wrong. I awake to explosions, smoke, darkness. Oh my God. The house is on fire. Our family is jolted from our peaceful bliss and thrown into chaos to a home totally engulfed with flames. My husband begins frantically jumping in …

This Promise Always, I’ll Be There (adult child/car accident)

by Ruth Stoecker No words can quell the stroke of grief No sentence spoke will bring relief So helpless now I long to take But half your pain, it mine I’d make To spell you briefly from this storm To offer solace safe and warm Oh Lord touch me that I may lend Some comfort …

New Year’s Day 2021 (unexpected teen death/no surviving child)

by Kay Bevington Rhonda's Mom As I sit in my office today, I am reminded of how our grief resembles the ice-filled trees, the snowy ice crystals on the lawn, and the slick streets just beyond our office window. NW Ohio is currently encountering an ice storm. We encountered the worst "storm" imaginable when our …