For some people, the holidays are not characterized by the idyllic peace and joy of a Currier and Ives Christmas card or a Hallmark movie. For those who are struggling with grief, this time of year can be anything but jolly.
Sometimes, you just don’t have any idea what other people are going through.
I recently received a couple of Facebook messages about my book, Living With a Broken Heart, that blew me away. Perry and Shirley Elkins are dear friends with whom Susan and I worshiped at the College Street Church of Christ years ago.
I would like to share a personal goal and see if some of you might be willing to help me reach it. I recently published a book entitled Living With a Broken Heart: Rediscovering Life after Loss, chronicling my family’s journey through grief after the death of our precious daughter Ashley.
In the book, I offer hope to fellow grievers, and practical advice to those wanting to help someone who is grieving.
Sometimes life defies explanation.
How can a heart be filled with joy and sorrow at the same time?
How can twelve years seem like an eternity, but wasn’t it just yesterday?
How can a simple photograph bring tears to a smiling face?
How can unfathomable blessing give rise to unconquerable pain?
Recently I made the decision to publish my book, Living With a Broken Heart, directly to Kindle, instead of pursuing traditional publishing or self-publishing.