Episode 247: TJ’s Mom

When grieving mom, Olga, is feeling down and defeated, she will watch a video that her late son, TJ, asked to make while she was working on a project herself.¬† In the video, TJ says, ‘We are dedicated and motivated. We do not give up. Even if we are sad, we do...

Episode 244: Jakey’s Mom

When¬†today’s guest, Heather, lost her precious 4-year-old son, Jake, 13 years ago, her life was turned upside-down. Jake (or Jakey as he was often called) was medically fragile and suffered from chronic seizures, as well as additional medical complications, but...

Episode 242: Grandparent Grief

When a listener suggested that we talk about grandparents and grief, I thought that it would be a good topic for one of my Livestream episodes with Gwen, but I never realized how much I would learn myself. As you all know, Andy’s 20th birthday was last week so I...

Episode 241: Taylor’s Gift Mom

Tara’s teen daughter, Taylor was the kind of friend who made others feel like they were the most special person in the room. When Taylor tragically died in 2010 in a skiing accident, Tara says that the easiest decision that the family had to make was when they...

Episode 240: Josh’s Mom

I have a confession to make. This is a hard week for me. In three days, we will have to ‘celebrate’ Andy’s 20th birthday. I have been thinking all week about what a 20-year-old Andy would be like. Would he have decided on a career path? Would he be...