Grief

Dear Dad: Letting Go

Dear Dad: We are in New Jersey at Grandma’s house for the first time since you passed away. It’s really weird to bring my son to the house where you grew up. I love watching Caleb interact with Grandma (we call her GiGi now); they are best buds and attached at the hip. I cried…

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Dear Dad: We’re Okay

Dear Dad: It’s been a whole five weeks since we lost you. There have been days of wonderful reminiscing and harder days when we’re weepy. But for the most part, we’re okay. We’ve spent a lot of time up at the lake. Our time is spent watching movies, snuggling Caleb, reading books, taking walks, and…

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Dear Caleb: Your Grandpa Mike

Dear Caleb: It breaks my heart to know that you’ll never be held by your Grandpa G. He was quite a man and I am honored to have celebrated his life today. You’ve been the honorary guest at each of the memorial services, but I’m sure you won’t remember since you’re only 3 weeks old.…

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Dear Dad: Building Your Well

Dear Dad: It’s been one week since you went home to be with Jesus. I’m so very glad you are finally experiencing health and Mom thinks you might even have a full head of hair again! Mom has been working so hard to make the wake and memorial so very honoring of you. It is…

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Dear Dad: I’m Learning To Be Quiet

Dear Dad: I’ve been thinking this past week of all the things you’ve taught me. You taught me to change a tire, the oil filter, and the battery in my car. I grew up learning how to paint trim, cook yummy food, and cut the lawn appropriately for the occasion. You encouraged my curiosity of…

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