April 13, 2002, is a day that will forever be etched into the fabric of our family history. On that day my sister, Joy Martell Souder, lost her only child, Jennifer, when she had a freak fall while hiking with her fiancé. Since that day, life has never been the same for my sister and … Continue reading When Life Shatters Your Heart
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A Sobering Reminder
Every year the staff of St. Jude Children's Hospital puts on a weekend experience that is called Day of Remembrance. It is for the families who have lost a child to the vicious disease of cancer. The Day of Remembrance is "for the lives of children who have touched us and died leaving that touch … Continue reading A Sobering Reminder
“When Am I Going to Get Over This?
As Reggie sits across from me I watch him sit forward on the edge of his chair. His head is bowed. The frayed and stained Atlanta Braves baseball cap indicates his cap is not for decorations. It's part of his daily wardrobe, used to keep his eyes shielded from the glaring sun as he works … Continue reading “When Am I Going to Get Over This?