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How Do You Define Home?

Each year we go to Old Pool Farm and settle in for a week of gathering with an extended family filled with love. We laugh. We cry. We stay up late and make s’mores by the campfire. We help each other with the kids so we can all enjoy the time. Our campsite is right by...

The Gift of Sharing Ritual

We walked from the funeral home to the church, and that’s when the tears finally started to fall. “I knew they would come at some point,” I said to my mom and my husband. I felt like we were leading a parade which felt strange, but the walk outside was nice. Fresh air...

On Finding Strength in Times of Loss

I have been singing this song all week. Each time I stop, I catch myself singing it again moments later. It is, to me, about balancing strength and surrender. I have found comfort in the melody, the words, and the meaning I create for myself as I experience the loss...