Tag: Children

Unraveling

Bean has been gone 15 days, and we are still unraveling. We are unraveling grief in layers. The hat found in the jacket pocket. The nursery door closed. The cry you think you hear at night. The last time we were here was with her.   We are unraveling our lives. Living for just two again is easy and yet… Read more →

Faithful not Reasonable

  In February my husband and I began the process of classes and trainings to be foster parents. We’re almost to the end now, hoping that our approval will be coming through any day now or maybe any week now, there’s no way to know for sure. I meant to write about it after we told people, but I’ve still… Read more →

Jesus Cried

Or everything I wish adults knew I teach to children One incredibly hard day at the children’s hospital when I was a chaplain intern, I was with a family who had just lost two children. The remaining child would start to cry and his father would tell him that superheroes didn’t cry. They were a Christian family so in a… Read more →

To Sound Like Her

 My sister looks like my mom but nobody says that I look like her, But when I was younger and finally brave enough to answer the phone, they told me I sounded like her She became a pastor and we pastor’s kids by default, they asked me if I was going to grow up to follow my mom, I told them… Read more →