Partners On The Journey

By: Robyn Busekrus Grief is messy and complicated.  There are the stages of grief: denial, anger, bargaining, depression and acceptance.  For myself, they did not go in that sequential order. Depending on the day, sometimes it was anger and at other times I experienced another emotion on the list.  Sometimes it was a combination of…

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Holding Onto Hope This Holiday Season

By: Robyn Busekrus On December 6th, we attended the annual Angel of Hope Ceremony in our town of Washington, Missouri.  Last year was our first year to participate and the grief was very raw. Being new to the event, we were not sure what to expect.  I went through the motions of being there, but…

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A New Season: Honoring Your Baby

By: Robyn Busekrus As the Fall season approaches, it is bittersweet.  Fall has been my favorite season, but this year it has a somber feeling.  This time last year, was such a time of joy as we were anticipating our son.  The cool weather, the breezes, pumpkins and leaves falling are some aspects of fall…

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When Healing Is A Journey Not A Destination

By: Robyn Busekrus Throughout the time of our journey, I have heard the word healing.  At times, healing seems that you are better or whole again. I think of when you have a cut and it heals, you may have a scar.  You are not completely whole, as you have something to remind you of…

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Remembering Hope: Sibling’s Grief

By: Robyn Busekrus Sibling grief is different than a parent’s grief.  The child we lost was meant to be their buddy. The one who was going to be swinging with them, exploring our creek in the yard, and playing chase together.  As a parent, we grieve the loss of another child that we were adding…

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Letters to Hope

By: Robin Busekrus This Christmas, my mother-in-law gave me a journal.  On the front cover there is the word Hope.  My mother-in-law said, “I know how much you enjoy to write.  I thought you would like this for writing about Hope.”   At that moment, I did not know what I would write in the journal.…

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