Archive for July, 2016

Mother to Mother…A Statement of Support for the Silent Grief of Ghazala Khan

July 31st, 2016 | 2 comments

We are bereaved mothers. We have buried our babies. There is no timeline, there is no explanation that we owe to anyone for our silence. We are carrying our children in our hearts, we are making peace each and every day with the loss of dreams, potential and promise. We work each and every day to put one foot in front of the other.

I’m sorry if we do that quietly, instead of having a unfiltered stream of consciousness and flight of ideas. We are quiet, and thoughtful. We are forever broken.

If we really want to Make America Great Again, we need to be able to sit together in that silence, in that pain. It is in that space that we can learn from our losses, and love each other instead of tearing each other down.

Resist The Urge to Judge…

July 27th, 2016 | no comments

I’ve been pondering the division that we all see and feel in our world. There are so many conversations about the differences between us and who should assume blame for the issues we are facing.

It reminded me of something I wrote on July 23, 2009. 19 days after my son had died, I was shattered, hanging onto life one breath at a time. My life was in pieces at my feet.

There is a clarity in grief. Life is stripped bare, and you are presented with an opportunity to see life for what is really is, if you are willing to look with open eyes and an open heart.

What are you willing to do?

July 20th, 2016 | no comments

  Progress is impossible without change.   Those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything. ~ George Bernard Shaw ~ If you are part of the JOLT family, you know that our Wednesday thought of the day asks “What Can YOU Do” to help another….