Tag: Grief

Let Go of the Reins

I began once again to dream about the future at 10:02 pm on a Friday night eleven months and 26 days after Steve died. I only know this because at the exact moment I entered the dark barn on our North Carolina farm that evening,…

Living by Faith

Sheri wrote this last year toward the end of February. I tripped over it tonight… on purpose, I believe. I needed a bit of grounding and a reminder that all is well and unfolding exactly as it needs to in Divine time. True enough…

Rainy Morning Letters – Moon Dance in Baguio (revisited)

It is only by risking ourselves from one hour to another that we live at all. ~William Jones Late at night we gossip about small events and the largeness of life. The darkness softens and I am nearly asleep when I remember one last…

Over Coffee

Excerpt Chapter from Married to the SEAL Teams: Lessons in Love Love is a constant trying and reaching and failing and falling and trying all over again. ~LB I am sitting on an antique chintz sofa at Blaylock’s Funeral Home waiting to receive your…

Scandalous

Excerpt from: Love is Born in Giant Fields of Crazy (Married to the SEAL Teams ~Lessons in Love) You will lose someone you can’t live without, and your heart will be badly broken, and the bad news is that you never completely get over…

LZ-Grace Veterans Retreat – We Heal The Living

Knowing freedom is to free someone else. I’ve come to know that where there is damage and pain there is also truth to be found. And when one of us somehow finds our way out of the abyss or the tunnel or the woods,…

Sharing Strength

(The original Sharing Strength was published on August 6, 2012. I share it here today for those who have not read it… with the hope that all of us can join in prayer and support for the Families and Brothers of our Fallen)  Iron…

#DancesInMud ~~ Rainy Morning Letters #1091

It is Sunday morning nearly three years after your death and I am standing at the kitchen window of a plantation house watching you climb a 100 foot pine tree to cut a branch that hangs over the parked truck in the driveway. You’ve…

Here’s to Not Crying… by Sheri Bukowski

Written by Lynnette Bukowski’s daughter, Sheri Bukowski My dad died three years ago today. Unexpectedly. He went missing on a bike ride and hours later, my mother was visited by two young Deputies who didn’t quite know what to do. So they handed her…

The Power of Sharing Strength…

(Sharing Strength was posted on August 6, 2012. I have revised the original in light of recent events because… much of it bears repeating)   Iron sharpens iron. As one man sharpens another.  (Prov. 27:17)  This is the miracle of human connection: we do…

“White Hot” Rainy Morning Letters #720

Excerpt from Married to the SEAL Teams: Lessons in Love When I least expect it the missing burns white hot just under my skin and I fold myself in half, wrap my arms around my knees and wait for it like I’m a kid…

This Is Freedom

I think the purpose of knowing freedom is to free someone else. What good does it do to wrap up our heartache and loss, fear and anger, even joy (if it appears to be boasting) and hold these emotions captive for a private showing,…

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