Gifts of the Holiday season

By: Robyn Busekrus The holidays are here and they bring an assortment of emotions. The holiday songs, decorations and gifts to buy usher in the season.  For myself, the holiday season starts at the end of September. Fall is in gear and Halloween is approaching. October is the month we lost our son Hope.  Fall…

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Mothering Each Day

By: Robyn Busekrus The birds are singing and the sun is shining. When I turn the calendar to May, it brings sadness. I say to myself, “Here we go again.” This month, we honor mothers and for those of us who have been on this loss journey it is difficult. This May, my son would…

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Work In Process: Healing After the Loss of My Baby

By: Robyn Busekrus The phrase, “Work in Progress,” has been one that I have heard frequently quoted.  Work in process I like better, since healing is a process that progresses.  When I think of where I am today, I am a healing work in process.  I don’t think I will be whole again.  However, I…

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Talking About Grief and Loss is Uncomfortable.

By: Robyn Busekrus Sometimes friends and family don’t have the words to bring comfort.  When I think of grief, I think of sadness and pain. We all like to share the highlights in our lives.  Social media shows the highlight reel of our experiences. Those experiences are important to share. However, life isn’t sunshine and…

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October Has Never Been The Same

By: Robyn Busekrus It is difficult for me to look forward to October.  At one time, fall was my favorite season. The cooler weather, hoodies, cozy blankets, bonfires and pumpkins were some of aspects of fall I loved.  Now, October is bittersweet. I still have some enjoyment of the fall season, but it is hard…

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A Fresh Wave of Grief

By: Robyn Busekrus There is no easy way to deal with triggers.  They will always be with us. Sometimes when a song comes on the radio the emotions come strongly.  We each have our own way of facing our triggers and every person’s way of dealing with their emotions is okay. I know when I…

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Helping My Sons Grieve

By: Robyn Busekrus I wish loss wasn’t a part of our journey.  When we found out we were expecting, we had this vision of what our family would look like.  It had been some years since having our boys, and we always had wanted another child. One of the hardest parts of this journey is…

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A Father’s Loss

By: Matt Busekrus My wife Robyn has been writing on her blog at www.robynsnestofhope.com and for Sharing Magazine. I have been proud of her efforts and am glad she is using her writing as a platform to help others that have experienced loss. This month, for Sharing Magazine the topic is Father’s Day and Robyn…

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True Colors: Celebrating on Mother’s Day

By: Robyn Busekrus As Mother’s Day approaches, we may be flooded with memories of our own mothers, longing to be a mother, the pain of losing a child and the joys of becoming a mom. These are just some ways we may connect to the concept on Mother’s Day.   For myself, the day is…

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