Celebrating Birthdays While Still Grieving

By Missy Eversole / September 16, 2020 /

As many of you know, within the first year of a loved one passing, certain holidays, anniversaries, or special days can trigger more additional grief or sorrow. September 16th is that day for me. Today would have been my dad’s 75th birthday. My brother, Troy, who shares the same birthday, would have been 43 years…

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Celebrating My First Father’s Day Without My Dad

By Missy Eversole / June 23, 2020 /
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This past Sunday, we celebrated Father’s Day. The boys and I enjoyed our day with Craig. We took a drive around a lake, laughed, and enjoyed spending time together. My heart hurt, though. Not because of anything that Craig did; he is an amazing dad to our boys. It was the first Father’s Day without…

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Beat the January Blahs by Being a Light!

By Missy Eversole / January 21, 2020 /

It’s hard to believe that it will soon be a month since I heard my father’s voice. Even harder to believe that it will soon be 11 years since I heard my mother’s voice. I dread the month of January. We seldom see the sun. The darkness of the night lasts longer than daylight. Influenza…

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Dear 2019, You Tried Hard to Knock Me Down, but Guess What? I Am Still Standing!

By Missy Eversole / January 7, 2020 /

Oh, 2019! You thought you got the best of me. You thought you could bring me down. And just when I thought we were almost out of this valley of sorrows, you took one final blow to try to knock me off my feet. But guess what? I’m still standing. “Even Though I Walk Through…

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