The Empty Seat

For families all across the world, this holiday season is uniquely special. Many families will join together this year after several holidays spent apart. While gathering safely is an amazing blessing, it may be combined with some unannounced emotions. Loved ones that celebrated with us in 2019 or even 2020 are no longer with us […]

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Grace to Grieve

Today makes six months since my sister passed away. I’m going to try and be as transparent as possible today. This is the longest that I have ever been away from her and the forever part of grief is starting to kick in. Some days I have no idea how I have made it this […]

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Meet the Girl Behind the Message of Hope

This is my sister and angel, Kayla. She is the reason Grief + Hope exists. Since this is her birthday month, I wanted to share some facts about Kayla. This is one of my family’s favorite pictures of Kayla because it embodies who she was to the fullest. As much as Kayla loved to look […]

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I Grieve with our Black Men with Hope

I grieve with and for our black men today… I came from a black man and his heart is broken. George Floyd could’ve been my father, my brother, my boss, my pastor, any of my friends. And that breaks my heart. Yesterday my father left home to go to work and I wasn’t calm or […]

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It Was All Part of the Plan

Many people have deemed me a strong person since my sister passed away 3 months ago. I’m eternally grateful that God is preserving me and presenting me with His strength to gracefully grieve. I have to be brutally honest and say there are some days I thank God for that strength and other times I […]

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