Facing Father’s Day without a father

I’ve written extensively for my county’s newspaper, The Rockdale Citizen, about the hardship and grief associated with motherloss during the holidays and Mother’s Day (read it about it here and here).  What about the loss of fathers during Father’s Day? Grief hits us most profoundly when special occasions occur, especially firsts.  This weekend, grief willContinue reading “Facing Father’s Day without a father”

Mother’s day: a time of celebration and grief

I started perspiring as someone asked me the question a second time: “Why did you only have six caregivers?” Such was one of many questions asked of me when I had to defend my dissertation in front of my seminary’s Doctor of Ministry committee. My dissertation had been on caregivers and spiritual formation; the committeeContinue reading “Mother’s day: a time of celebration and grief”