The Journey Through Grief

“Name a baseball player…who is dead.”  This was my 4 year old son’s second contribution to a campfire game we played on a recent camping trip.  This followed shortly after he simply posed “Name someone who is dead”. Most people were picking light topics such as name a Disney World attraction, a fruit, or a…

Pretend Friends Have Real Impact

Imagine a very young boy with a sweet voice, using a lot of arm gestures, dramatic pauses, squinting, and enthusiasm declares: “Allison is afraid of the dark. So, I took the moon…with a rope…and I…put out the sun!” This was the first thing my son, Leo, announced to me one morning around his third birthday,…

Walking Around the Rabbit Hole

My friend warned me the news she had might upset me, so we agreed she would delay telling me for now. I was preparing for an important meeting the next day and she didn’t want me to be distracted. After a night of ruminating about the possibilities of what she might have to tell me,…