Hope and Strength


by LaNelia Ramette Although it has been seven years since my son died, I still remember how I felt the first year after his death. I didn’t think I would ever see light at the end of the tunnel of grief. When I read an article about using photography as an expression of grief, this photograph I recently …

by Litsa Williams Before three weeks ago I had never put out a single holiday decoration in my own home.  For the years I was in my twenties that was excuse enough.  I was too young for holiday decorations, I told myself.  I didn’t have kids to decorate for, so my house remained free of …

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by Kimberly Hochrein The window for blooming sunflowers is small…like the window of time we have when a loved one is diagnosed with Cancer.  We can only hope that God blesses us with another season filled with blooms. After my mom was diagnosed with stage 4 triple negative breast cancer, I was determined that we were …

by Monica Sword When I experience the magnificence of nature, I am reminded of the life forces surrounding us and inside us. My daughter, Lena, would have loved this dramatic sunset and this shorebird’s serendipitous photo bombing. She walked on at the young age of 22. I like to imagine her view is even more …

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by Jan Owen I went to the beach this summer, about ten months after my husband’s death. As I stepped out of the front door of my little beach house and walked along the shore, I felt a deep happiness and joy for the first time in 2 1/2 years. In that moment there was …

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by Tricia Highley Chloe Grace Highley died in April 2015 of an accidental heroin overdose. She was actively seeking help for her depression and anxiety. The mental health system in Canada failed her. In her honour we have created The Chloe Grace Foundation to fill the gaps in the mental health system to help troubled …