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Episode 22: Alec’s Mom

Today, I talk with Tara, Alec’s mom, whose story is actually more similar to mine when compared to any of my guests so far. Alec, like Andy, was an energetic, emotional, full-of-life middle school boy who died as an 8th grader (although Andy was only 5 days from...

Episode 21: Dustan’s Dad

Today on Losing a Child: Always Andy’s Mom, I have the pleasure to speak with Dustan’s Dad, Jason Colyer. Dustan was a very special young man who accomplished much during his short life of 23 years. He and a few of his high school friends started an...

Episode 20: You’re NOT going crazy!

‘I think I’m going crazy. I’m going crazy. I am definitely going crazy!’  These are the thoughts that would go through my head starting several weeks after Andy’s death and peaking about 6 months afterward. Now, thankfully, these...

Episode 19: Caleb’s Mom

Today, as I publish this episode, Chrisy’s beloved son, Caleb, has been gone for 150 days, having died by suicide last year on August 12th. Undoubtedly, these has been the longest, worst days of Crissy’s life, of her whole family’s life. I didn’t...

Episode 18: Andy’s Dad – A New Year

‘Happy New Year’ is a phrase that has been said a lot over the past day and a half all over the world. I used to throw that phrase around, too, along with ‘Happy Holidays’ and ‘Merry Christmas.’ Nowadays, I don’t say those...