As we approach the Christmas season to commemorate the birth of our Savior, Jesus Christ, i’m aware this may be a very difficult time for so many...As we approach the Christmas season to commemorate the birth of our Savior, Jesus Christ, i’m aware this may be a very difficult time for so many for one reason or another. On December 30 of this year will mark the 5th year celebration of the tragic death of my son. At times it was painful but my heart has healed quite a bit over the last few years. I now understand what grief feels like and how the stages of the process may be different for each person. What has been beneficial to my healing is focusing on the positive things about my son that brings joy and make me smile, the good ole days; even the silly times that make me grin from within. I can’t say it was always easy and I mastered all the steps the first time. But yet, I’m so thankful to God for walking me through this painful process of loss. I’m stronger and better and grateful to be used as a vessel to aid others as they go through their process. The work and tools of International College of Ministry have been very helpful. If I can walk with you or pray with you, let me know. I’m here for you. Trust God to lift your spirit as you go through the Holiday Season.