Resource Used by St. Jude's Helps Kids Cope with Loss: The Memory Book and The Memory Box by Joanna Rowland

“For many, reading provides a place to go when we have to stay where we are. The Memory Box is just that. Suitable for those both young and old, this gift has a story to be told." – EveryStep Grief & Loss Services

I will always remember you...

Kindergarten teacher Joanna Rowland's best-selling The Memory Box: A Book about Grief has helped thousands of children and families work through the complex emotions that arise after the loss of a loved one, and has been used and recommended by St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, EveryStep Grief & Loss Services' Amanda the Panda program, schools, hospitals, nursing homes, counselors, and more. The story of The Memory Box resonates with children suffering from loss, and grows in popularity year after year.

My Daddy went to Heaven

Hey everyone. This is my first post. I've had many journals (blurty, livejournal, tumblr) but I think I'm going to like it here at blogspot the best. :]


Friday; July 16, 2010, My daddy's suffering ended. He was diagnosed with colon cancer January 2009 and we found it was terminal Febuaray 2010. It was in his liver, blood stream, and lung. They gave him eight months to two years to live. But God had a different plan for him. My husband and I started trying to get pregnant that March so he could maybe get to see his first grandchild and, although we succeeded relatively quickly, he is now seeing them from heaven.

My step-sister had her baby that Saturday, when she was only 33 weeks along. (They are both doing great!) And although my step-mom says she wishes he could have held on to see her, we know it's better that his suffering is over and for her to have a grandbaby so close to this difficult time.

I miss him more than anything everyday but I'm so grateful that he is no longer in pain and he can ride his motorcycle in the most beautiful place, on the streets of gold.