Bearing the Weight of Grief

Bearing the Weight of Grief

2 years ago and maybe one of the last pictures of all 4 of you together. Gosh I miss you loads Isaac. It feels like so much life keeps happening that I want to talk to you about. Gabe is looking at colleges and seriously considering School of Mines. Man, I wish you...
A Picture of God’s Promises

A Picture of God’s Promises

2 years ago we were on a family vacation in Wisconsin and Isaac was with us. That seems like a lifetime ago. But I remember it like it was yesterday too. We were supposed to go to the Black Hills, but he asked if we could go to this area instead. It ended up being a...
18 months

18 months

Isaac would have hated that I shared this picture, but I came across it when I was search for photos of Gabe to print. This was a postcard that Isaac received after he was accepted at NDSU. Ultimately he decided to attend elsewhere after he graduated, but this may...
When the Fog Lifts

When the Fog Lifts

I drove by the funeral home today and there is a beautiful, blooming (maybe crabapple) tree in the front yard. The funeral home is at the end of a street that I drive on every day. For months after Isaac died my breath would catch in my throat when I would see that...
Honoring God

Honoring God

This verse got me thinking this morning. What does it really mean for me to honor God, especially in suffering, in grief? In 16 months I have had a lot of questions, a lot of moments where I cried out to God asking Him “why”. But I have done so with the...