Honoring The Woman Who Raised My One In A Million – Matt!

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As Mother’s Day approaches, it’s a time to celebrate and honor all the incredible women who have made a difference in our lives. While we often focus on our own mothers, I believe it’s equally important to recognize and appreciate the woman who played a significant role in shaping the person we love and cherish […]



Deciding whether or not to continue wearing your wedding ring after the passing of your spouse is a deeply personal choice, and there’s no right or wrong answer. Some people choose to keep wearing their ring as a symbol of their enduring love and commitment, while others may choose to remove it as a part […]

Cremation is a common method of disposition for human remains, and it comes with its own set of pros and cons. Here are some of the main advantages and disadvantages of cremation: Pros: 1. Flexibility: Cremation offers more flexibility in terms of memorial services and final disposition of the ashes. Families can choose to scatter […]

Grief is the normal process of dealing with a significant loss, such as losing your spouse. It can last for weeks, months or longer and is an individual experience that may vary from person to person. I think grief looks like I’m all over the place instead of on a straight line.  The following are […]

Losing a loved one is undoubtedly one of the most challenging experiences anyone can face. The pain of grief can feel overwhelming, consuming, and unrelenting. It’s a journey through darkness, where the weight of loss can seem insurmountable. However, amidst the darkness, there can be unexpected gifts waiting to be discovered. Let’s explore the profound […]

The loss of a spouse is a deeply emotional and challenging experience, and it can unfortunately lead to significant changes in relationships. There are several potential reasons why some friends may have distanced themselves after your husband’s passing. While these reasons may not apply to all individuals, they can shed light on common factors that […]

Goodbye 2023! This has been a really interesting (ok I am going to say it- difficult) year for me. It’s been a year of inner work for sure. I have had a lot of highs and a lot of lows and I am figuring out how to learn from it all. I know some moments […]

Losing a loved one is an incredibly challenging experience, and during such times, the support of friends becomes invaluable. If you have a friend who is grieving a significant loss, it’s important to navigate the dynamics of friendship with sensitivity and understanding. In this article, we’ll explore how to support a grieving friend, navigate the […]

Losing friends after becoming a widow can happen for a variety of reasons, and it’s a common experience for many people who have lost a spouse. Here are a few potential reasons why this might be happening: 1. Change in Social Dynamics: When a person becomes a widow, the social dynamics within their friend group […]

Losing a parent can be an incredibly difficult and emotional experience for children. They may be experiencing a wide range of emotions, including sadness, confusion, fear, and anger. It’s important to remember that everyone grieves differently, and children may not have the same coping mechanisms as adults. Here are a few reasons why your kids […]

I HAVE BEEN ASKED, “What are some good gift ideas for a child who has lost a loved one?”  I have a bunch of meaningful gifts for you to consider… . BOOK: THE MEMORY BOX . FOREVER IN OUR HEARTS BLANKET . BOOK: HEAVEN IS FOR REAL . REMEMBRANCE PLUSH STUFFED ANIMAL . REMEMBRANCE BRACELET […]



“Beauty for ashes” is a phrase derived from the Bible. It’s a reminder that from the ashes of despair, beauty and healing can emerge. Isaiah 61:3 reads, “To appoint unto them that mourn in Zion, to give unto them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit […]

It’s great to hear that you’re looking to become a better version of yourself! Working towards personal growth and development is a wonderful journey. Here are a few general tips to help you on your path to self-improvement: 1. Set Clear Goals: Define what being a “better version” of yourself means to you, and set […]

Telling a child that a loved one has passed away is an incredibly difficult and delicate task. It’s natural for parents and caregivers to want to shield children from pain, but it’s important to approach the situation with honesty, empathy, and reassurance. Here are some guidelines for discussing the loss of a loved one with […]

When selecting a gift for a young child who has lost a parent, it’s important to consider something that can provide comfort, support, and possibly a positive distraction during a difficult time. Here are a few ideas for gifts: 1. Memory book or photo album: A memory book or photo album can help the child […]