Tips from a Tough Old Bird
As heard on KLBT 88.1
Nothing – no nothing hurts the same way as grief. You don’t live as long as I have and not experience grief. I wish I could give you a simple way to make your hurt heal. It just doesn’t work that way. I’ve known people who are living their lives when something happens and grief hits. It hits hard. They are surprised by the degree to which they can hurt. Often grief is a transforming experience. It changes you. You come to appreciate good days more. You are more grateful for simple things. And one day you notice you’ve spent an entire day without a tear.
I am a Certified Professional Coach and I hold a degree from Lamar University in Speech and a Master’s from the University of Texas. I married Sam after raising three children as a single mother. I was an educator in regular and special education for twenty years, finishing my professional career as a Braille teacher. In 2007 I founded SMORE for Women. SMORE is a nonprofit association whose goal is Single Moms, Overjoyed, Rejuvenated, and Empowered. My stories have been published in several Christian books and magazines. My Website.