Sunday, February 27, 2011

The Days of New Normal

My newest story is up at Open to Hope.

Click on the search bar that's to the right of the OTH column. Enter my name, Jean Williams, and my story title, "The Days of New Normal" will pop up. Click on that link to read the story.

Is it possible to begin living a life in a New Normal after you've lost a loved one? I began living the Days New Normal without Joshua when God used one of his feathered creatures to show me how.

If you wish, leave a comment, and if you want prayer, please let me know.

Until next time . . . keep your heart open to God.

Monday, February 7, 2011

The Compassionate Friends

Recently, God has blessed me with wonderful news. I've been accepted to submit articles to the Open to Hope column within The Compassionate Friends E-Newsletter. To gain access to my articles, click on OpentoHope and enter my name Jean Williams in the search box. You'll see my photo above the articles.

This is one more step forward. My goal is to build a platform, as I work toward writing a book about our loss of Joshua through suicide. I hope to help those parents who've suffered as we have. To encourage them it's not the end; even though it feels like we've dropped off the end of the world. I do believe it's true that nothing hurts more than losing your child.


Many friends and family members have supported me on this seven-year journey, and I want to say, "Thank you and I love you. You know who you are."

Now for more news: Open to Hope Foundation is hosting a free Webinar on Valentine's Day.

Below is their advertisement for the Webinar.

Until next time . . . breathe.

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