I want to thank you, each of this blog’s followers and readers, for your steadfast support and insightful comments. If you are new to this platform – and I know some folks have signed on recently – I want to extend a personal welcome. You are noticed.
I can hardly believe this blog has been in existence for three years. That’s right, November 2019 marks three years. I pray I’ve been a conduit of God’s comfort and wisdom to help you through your grief journey and give perspective that will outlast the tears.
I work regularly on my writing craft and on my personal journey to bring additional tools to the table to better serve you better. If you ever have any suggestions for topics or even a different perspective or experience than one I’ve offered, please feel free to share it.
In fact, I hope you’ll take a moment to leave a comment right now. Tell me what two or three topics you’d like to see me address or address more regularly. I’d love to hear from you.
As at the onset of writing this blog, I strive to publish a new post every week. However, sometimes I instead post one within 10 to 14 days, and occasionally I post two in a week’s time. Is a week a sweet spot for you? Is two weeks too long? Again, comment below and let me know.
Finally, I want to share a link with you to the all-time most popular post – Rejection Letters: Stories Reconnect Mother and Daughter Beyond Grave.
I suspect this post was most popular because of the innate desire we all share to connect with loved ones who have died. We may search for that connection in treasured objects left behind, as I did, by pursuing a hobby our loved one enjoyed, or simply by gazing at photographs. I believe finding connection is part of our healing process. Actually, I suspect it is essential.
The next four posts, in order of popularity, are as follows, Death Anniversaries: Three Ways to Respond, 3 Tips to Clean Out a Loved One’s Closet, Christmas Mourning: Will the Holiday Ever Be Beautiful Again? and Telling Our Grief Story: The Forgotten Audience. If you haven’t read these, or you find that they sound timely for where you are now in your grief journey, give a look.
Lastly, the most popular post this calendar year so far is A Decade With Grief: Eight Behaviors That Transformed Pain Into Peace. I’ve got a link to this post pinned at the top of my Twitter feed. If you aren’t already a Twitter follower, and you are a Tweeter, please find the little blue birdie on this site and follow me. I’ll follow back.
There’s also a link for Facebook users on this platform. I’m planning to start an author Facebook page, but for now, the Facebook link is to my personal page. So you’ll see more non-grief posts like the craziness that is my life right now one one leg.
I’m healing from knee surgery. We went from “you’ll be on your leg in one to two days,” to “don’t put any weight on your left leg for 4-6 weeks.” The doc found more damage than expected when he got in there, so he performed a procedure that requires me to stay off the leg.
Thank you again for your trust in me, your interaction with the posts, and your willingness to share your life with me.
May God bless you as we head into the season typically most troubling for those who’ve lost a parent or other loved one. I’m grateful we’re in this season together – and we’re with God. We don’t have to do it alone.
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