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Encountering Grace

September 29, 2017

Welcome. You are invited to read the eighth in the series of stories told to me by parents who have lost beloved children. The following is the introduction to Kelby’s story which can be found in its entirety on my website.

For Kelby:  Love Beyond Loss

“Its early spring and the weather can’t quite decide if it should bless us with a gentle shower and then blow away the gathering clouds to make way for sun or simply remind us that cold winds still have a place in our Colorado springtime. Hoping for sun to win the day, I make my way toward Dan and Ginny’s, stopping to study t...

September 12, 2017

I wrote a book dedicated to my son’s loss called Letters for Grace. He died on this September date almost two decades ago; yet, Matt lives with me still. His laughter, felt when I need it most, is contagious and can cut through my tears; when he throws his arm across my shoulders I know he’s still trying to lead me out of my darkest places. I’m a lucky Mom; my son is alive in me and he is not shy about reminding me I have something to say:  “Just do it, Mom!” has been his forever phrase.

I realize my book may not be an easy read; I understand it could remind some of you of...

September 4, 2017

Monsieur Perdue

Oh, my friends, I am on my way to falling in love. Move over Mr. Darcy; welcome to my heart, Monsieur Perdue. Tall, kind, intelligent and, yes, tortured, the main character of Nina George’s The Little Paris Bookshop is the very sort of philosopher who fascinates me. His finely-honed perceptive sense of the needs of another’s heart intrigues and opens mine. Just beyond his imagination is the poetic healing in the words of shared human interaction.

From within his beloved bookshop, Perdue quietly claims that his deep passion for the books he houses and sells r...

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