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...

Episode 239: Randy’s Dad

What is a miracle? Many people have told today’s guest, Freddie, that his son, Randy, was a living miracle. Few would have argued that point. Randy was diagnosed with cancer at 4 1/2 years of age. After conventional chemotherapy and radiation failed to treat his...

Episode 236: Grief & Feeling Out of Control

Recently, Gwen and I have been starting to struggle to find new topics to discuss on our Livestream episodes. Eric suggested doing an episode about how bereaved people can feel like life is out of control, especially early in grief. After Andy died, I felt like our...

Episode 235: Jake’s Mom

We as grieving people often feel as if we are being judged by others. If I laugh or smile, will people think I am ‘over’ Andy’s death? Will they think I don’t care or think about him anymore? If people see me sad and crying, will they think...

Episode 234: Chad’s Mom

When Susan’s 19-year-old son, Chad, died in September 2020 during the pandemic, it was an extremely isolating time, but she and her family were also completely exposed. Chad was a healthy, young athlete who died from an extremely rare neurological disease called...