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Monday, July 20, 2015


We spent the last 5 days at Faith's Lodge in Wisconsin, a place for families who have lost children can go to get some healing.
It is such a secluded, peaceful place.
We immediately clicked with the other families. These people get us. These people are us. Amazingly, for the first several days all the other families lost boys; all at the ages of 8 or 9. This grouping wasn't planned that way. Later on a couple who had lost twins at the age of 21 weeks arrived. We were able to see grief from another perspective as well. 
It was startling, walking to the bridge where hundreds of painted rocks were, each representing a child lost. Suddenly overwhelming, a graveyard of sadness. But then...the bright colors, the children's names, the expressions of love...knowing each of these mourned after children has bloomed in Heaven. How colorful, how sweet it must be with each of them there... 

Waiting for us. 


  1. what a wonderful place, but a place that shouldn't exist, as no child deserves to die before his/her parents.

  2. I've been reading your blog since long before Jacob got sick. These past several posts I just want to reach through my computer and give you a long, warm hug. I don't know personally what you're going through, but my heart seems to. Just know that I care. Joan

  3. These posts about Jacob are so heartbreaking and I can see and hear your pain as you write about the loss of him. He was such a part of you and your life and it will never be the same. Not only is there the pain of watching him be so sick and then leave this earth but there is the now, the present, that leaves such a void. Also, the what- would- have- beens for his life in the future. Glad you were able to be with others who have gone where you also have been, just sharing your grief and precious memories with thse who walk where you walk. May God give you comfort and may you feel His presence when you are filled with such grief. Diane

    1. Thank you - the prayers DO help! We know Jacob is with God, and God is with us...so that brings comfort most days!



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