Autumn's Story

Autumn’s Story

By: Kelsey Bell “It’s a girl!” Those three words were music to our ears. After having two perfectly healthy boys, we were more than ready to welcome a daughter into our family. I instantly began picturing what it would soon be like to have someone at home that I could

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Grandfather's Grief

A Grandfather’s Grief

By: Bob Jerden, grandfather to Joshua Ryan Bruenning Our first grandson was born on Good Friday, April 21, 2000, about two months premature. We got the phone call early in the morning from our daughter, Jenny, and son-in-law, Kurt, to meet them at the hospital. Our ride was quick and

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Returning To Work After Loss

By: Marissa Steinhoff My world had stopped, completely shut off for 8 full weeks.  I would sit in my house, avoiding the outside world and the looks of despair from others.  My home was the place I felt most comfortable, most human.  I knew that inside the walls of my

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