I Never Would Have Known…

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At the family reunion this past weekend, I was so surprised to learn that this sweet distant relative has also lost a son (who was only 12 at the time).  His name was Timmy. 

After all of these reunions where I have seen him smiling, laughing, visiting..I learned that he too has walked this painful road of grief..

And survived.

He shared about how Timmy’s life is still making a difference today in the lives of so many.  He shared his hope of Heaven.  We talked about how Nick and Timmy are together!!

I guess “my Tim” caught this photo.  I found it when looking through my pictures.

I’m glad to have it as a constant reminder that grief is a road walked by many others and that often you have to be on the road yourself before someone feels safe telling you they are there too. 

My heart goes out to all of you who walk this road with me, beside me, before me, and after me.

You are not alone,

5 thoughts on “I Never Would Have Known…

  1. I think you are so strong Tammy and such a good role model for many that read your blog. I pass your address on to many of my friends who I feel need to be spiritually refreshed! You are doing great!

  2. The first time someone asked me if I had children and I was able to say “Yes, but he lives in Heaven”, I found out they too had a child in Heaven.

    We serve an amazing God and He will help us make divine connections with others so we can share our hope.

    Thank you Lord.

  3. What a precious post, Tammy. Thank you so much for sharing your heart. You seem like you have known the road of grief all too well, but I know that our God is amazing and strong to hold you up through it.
    I can’t wait to meet you in Charlotte this weekend at She Speaks!
    I’ll find you on Friday night!
    Safe travels,