Blue Christmas

– Judi Formsbee

 

It was the Christmas of 2009, and I was without my husband, Rick. He died suddenly of a heart attack in June of that year. We had thirty-eight Christmases together. It was the hardest thing for me to go to church and feel the joy everyone else was feeling. I just didn’t have it. I had no excitement for the holiday.

Rick was always Mr. Christmas. He enjoyed the (more…)

By | 2017-06-05T07:11:38+00:00 June 9th, 2017|Grief and Loss, Laughter, Love|3 Comments

I’ve Never Loved Him More

–  By Candy Abbott

 

“Mom,” my daughter Kim said, “You know you’re going to have to write a book about how you’re dealing with Dad.”

I recoiled at the thought. It was all I could do to get through each day of unknowns and added responsibilities. “No, hon. I have to live this before I can write about it. I have no energy to think about ministering to others right now. Maybe after it’s all over—maybe then, I could think about writing—but not while I’m dealing with all this raw emotion. I’m still finding my way.”

A couple of weeks later, I shared (more…)

By | 2017-06-05T07:08:59+00:00 June 5th, 2017|Change, Circumstances, Love, Writing|4 Comments