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It seems too weird to say WELCOME to my blog! I mean, let’s face it. If you’re here, then you’re probably already a part of a Community that you didn’t ask to join. None of us did; not really. Of course, we all knew we’d get here one way or another; one day or the next. But “welcoming” it is not. Nonetheless, I’m glad you’re here.

Maybe you’re here for comfort. I will do my best to offer that through the words, stories, inspirations, and prayer I share, as I tell my own story; a story that’s still evolving just as many of you are still.

Perhaps you’ve come seeking answers. I wish I could tell you I have those. I don’t. I don’t think anyone on this side of Heaven does. That’s part of the problem, isn’t it? People who mean well, pretending that they do, in their effort to help us through our grief. But after several years of thinking about, watching, and experiencing this first-hand, I’ve come to the conclusion that most people aren’t necessarily trying to help their friends, neighbors, co-workers, or associate through their grieving process. I believe many of them are instead trying to help themselves figure out how to deal with you as they watch you grieve.

Instead of eggshells and whispers; generic cards and well wishes, sometimes I wish people would just be there, not feeling the need to come up with the perfect words, or trying to force a way to make me feel better. Sometimes, all I want is for them to just grieve with me.

You ever feel that way?