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May 13, 2019

On a December morning 8 years ago, my 16-year-old son T.J. died by suicide. T.J. was the middle of our three sons. He left behind 2 brothers— 13-year-old Matt and 17-year-old John. Since that time, we have moved through many of life’s milestones without T.J. There are...

April 11, 2017

I was reading a book titled, When Breath Becomes Air by Paul  Kalanithi. Sadly, Paul died at 36 of cancer. In the book’s epilogue, his wife stated “What happened to Paul WAS tragic, but he was NOT a tragedy.” 

This quote really resonated with me because, while T.J....

December 1, 2016

6 years ago today our precious T.J.’s body left this earth. 6 years later I know that T.J.’s essence and energy are still with us. The gift that was T.J. is still with me each and everyday. And so today as we are in the midst of this season of giving, I can’t help but...

December 1, 2014

Today marks 4 years since T.J. left this earth. Today marks 4 years since T.J. died by suicide. His death has left a void so vast there are no words to describe it.  That saying, “time heals all wounds,” just isn’t true. The gaping wound of loss that rips open your sou...

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