I think the most glorious thing thus far in my life has been the birth of my grandchildren. It seems that each birth brings even greater wonder and joy as tiny new lives join our family. I have analyzed over and over in my mind why this is so, and I have decided that it is the miracle of increased love. Thankfully, neither my daughters nor I have suffered the tragedy of miscarriage. I cannot imagine what sadness would envelop our hearts with such a profound loss. Continue reading
This past week I had the opportunity to discuss a case involving a young woman who lost her mother when she was only eight years old. Continue reading
“It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year,” what a great song.
Some people may think that since Thanksgiving has passed, a survivor’s spirits should recover from the sadness of being without their loved one for the holiday. Realistically, this is not usually the case. Even though family and friends have returned to their homes and work, the survivor remains suspended in their loneliness. Recovery work generally calls for extensive support throughout the entire holiday season, as well as for quite sometime thereafter.
Although my husband and I have chosen new professions, persons often call upon us from our past, to photograph their families, and paint their portraits. Because we have retired from the world of luxury portraiture, we usually refer these clients to our daughter. Continue reading