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Heart Connections: Grief –Not Something You Get Over BUT Something You Can Get Through

Willie Nelson recently released a new song with these lyrics in the chorus.  I was on YouTube when I first saw it.  I clicked on it and as it unfolded, it was as if my heart was singing to me.  I lost my husband on January 26, 2018 to Stage 4 colon cancer.  He was …

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Summer (Grief) Reading List for Kids + Teens

School is out, days are long–which means more time for reading. Whether it’s planning for relaxing days on the beach, at Barton Springs Pool, or inside soaking up some cool A/C, we are often looking for a good read in the summer. If your mind is occupied with grief matters, perhaps reading a grief tale …

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Heart Connections – Honoring a Daughter by Helping Others

  On February 15th, 2006 my 18-year-old daughter, Jennifer, was murdered by her ex-boyfriend. It was an unbearably horrific and confusing time. I was in such deep shock I was barely able to make decisions about anything. Thankfully, several people encouraged me to go to the Christi Center. They put together a small group of moms …

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Heart Connections: Finding Total Peace and Forgiveness

Elaine Miller’s introduction to The Christi Center started back in 1999 when her husband died by suicide. With three children under 13, Elaine found her way to The Christi Center (then called For the Love of Christi) in spring of 1999. She spent 45 minutes on the phone with the person who answered it. “I …

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