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I’m learning to do hard things…

And just like that, three months have gone by.  If I have learned anything in those three months, it is that I can do hard things.  Things I never wanted to, things that I pray I never have to do again, and things that I pray to God I will forget that I ever had… Continue reading I’m learning to do hard things…

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Grief requires a whole lot of grace…

One of the biggest lessons I have learned through grief is grace… “I was really praying that he would live through the holidays,” a friend told me recently.   “Really?  I asked, “I was kind of praying he would live forever.”  She meant well, but her comments came at the end of a long day and… Continue reading Grief requires a whole lot of grace…

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He left us speechless…

These are the words shared by Ben's sister, Beka at the service honoring his life: The last few days I’ve struggled with words to say today.  To me it seems I can’t find anything to say that encompasses who Ben was to so many.  He was many things. He was a warm smile that brightened… Continue reading He left us speechless…

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Hear and Do- The Shema

These are the words that Benjamin's mom shared at the service honoring his life: This is the scripture that Benjamin wanted shared--- Deuteronomy 6:4-9 “Hear, O Israel! The Lord our God, the Lord is one and you are to love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all… Continue reading Hear and Do- The Shema

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What Good Can Come From This?

These are the words that Benjamin's brother Micah shared at his service in August.  They are a reminder of both the life that Benjamin lived and the good that can sometimes come from what seems like a bad situation: I would like to share with you a few thoughts, titled ‘What Good Can Come From… Continue reading What Good Can Come From This?

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Whatever You Do, Do it With All Your Heart!

This is the eulogy shared by Benjamin's youngest brother Nathan at his service in August: I was torn with the task of delivering these remarks because of the emotional nature of the events of this week.  I found out that Ben had put in his wishes that I give a eulogy for him and so… Continue reading Whatever You Do, Do it With All Your Heart!

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Four Reasons I Still Believe in Miracles…

I can’t remember a time in the last 4.5 years when I didn’t wake up and go to sleep with prayers for a miracle.  I prayed for all signs of brain cancer and tumors to disappear and for complete and total healing for my husband.  We didn’t get the miracle we prayed for this time… Continue reading Four Reasons I Still Believe in Miracles…