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The Gift

Things I’ve learned that helped me see grief as a precious gift: Grief is love. This was the shift for me. It sounds like an inspirational cliché, but it’s true, and when I finally allowed the truth of it to change my mind, it changed my perspective. Empathy is powerful. I’ve heard the term “miseryContinue reading “The Gift”


I am thankful for my family, friends and complete strangers who have compassionately helped me move along. I felt like I was just drifting, and didn’t even look up sometimes to see who was guiding the boat, or maybe just giving a nudge in the right direction.


This is my 100th illustration dealing with grief. For me, balance started to seem attainable when I learned that grief is love. So, I’ve been moving this mountain of grief into the valley where the love was. One rock at a time.