Episode 220: Lydia’s Mom

After Daphne’s 5-year-old daughter, Lydia, was killed in a car accident 15 years ago, Daphne struggled to find any hope. She dreaded looking at her daughter’s closed bedroom door. Her therapist gave her a bit of advice that she still lives out all these...

Episode 218: Devin’s Parents

‘What if?’ This question haunts many bereaved parents long after their child dies. My ‘what if’ questions tend to be: What if I hadn’t let him change before we left for the game? What if I had picked up the ticket so we didn’t need...

Episode 208: Vincent’s Dad

When I see a cardinal flying around me, I believe it is a little ‘sign’ of Andy. I have many stories of cardinals, including two recent ones that came just when I needed them. Friends of mine who are bereaved parents have similar stories of things that...

Episode 205: Five Years Later

Five years later. There aren’t words to describe the heaviness of this day. I got an email from my father-in-law saying that he felt like their lives ended when they received the phone call that night. I couldn’t agree more. The family we are now is not...

Episode 203: Corban’s Dad

“I’m gonna leave.” This is such an innocent phrase. It is something that Chester’s son, Corban, likely said to his parents hundreds of times over his 21 years of life. It meant that he was going somewhere – to school, to the movies, maybe...