Grief | Amy’s Song & Days of Remebrance

Grief | Amy’s Song & Days of Remebrance

On March 11, 2015 I marked the 27th remembrance of the day my first child – Justin Brant Newsom, the fair haired boy of my youth – entered my world. That little baby came into my life a squawking mess of pink flesh and a bundle of energy that often...

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"Do You Miss Him?"

“Do you miss him?” These are the words I heard as I prayed after posting on Facebook this morning. “Do you miss him?” I knew God was talking to me about Justin. “Yes, Lord, I do. Of course I miss him. His smile, his laughter&#8230...

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Thought Filled Thursdays: Trauma, Triggers, Troubles… Truth to Stand On

I wanted to write a post about trauma, triggers, things that trouble us and some truth to stand on in the days to come. I’ve long said that there are three primary things that got me through my grief: Truth, Talking and Tears. I have reached a place wher...

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What would my title be?

As my husband negotiated the sea of glowing red lights in the dusky skylight along Loop 820, I found myself revisiting old thoughts. . The next exit is Beach Street, if we took the exit and turned left it would only be a few stoplights before we are passing th...

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Painfully aware of how behind I am…

I will post you a devotion shortly! I am inside of 24 hours of leaving for San Antonio and I cannot wait. However, I also know that I have been thinking of my J-Bird…. He is celebrating his third anniversary in heaven this weekend and I just love him so ...

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I was left alone…

I prepared this week’s post early since I have much to do this weekend! Be Blessed! I’m praying for you all! As a grieving mother, I felt utterly alone. I remember in those first few weeks after Justin’s death, Scott or I visited our family d...

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Lord Have Mercy…

* Do you find yourself in the midst of a time when your eyes cannot focus on the daily details of life much less where God is in the middle of all your pain? Yes/No and explain. * How have you found grief to be physically, emotionally and mentally exhausting? ...

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Have you been to the Upper Room?

I remember when Justin had been in the hospital those eight long awful days. We were exhausted, looking for a miracle and praying for mercy. We simply wanted to wake up and find ourselves free of the nightmare that engulfed our lives. But, on that Tuesday morn...

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"Imagine All The Trouble I Would’ve Gotten Into…"

Last Friday morning I called hubs for the usual “On My Way To Drop Off Taylor At School” call when he said, “Hey, what do you think about Dinner and a Movie tonight?” . A “his idea…” He asked me out on a date night! WO...

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Funny Story

Most Moms think it, I’ll say it. I just tried to beat and argue the adventure right out of my men because I longed for them to remain safe, sound and close to me AT ALL TIMES. I’m learning that there is a “wildness” to our men that God ...

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