Heather Gray

Flawed...but loved anyway.

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Blog posts : "losing a child"

Another Birthday

Dear Sweet Child,

You would be starting your freshman year in high school if you were still with us. I didn’t realize that until just the other day.

I choose to be happy for you. I choose to celebrate the life you lived here on earth and the life you now have in heaven with our Savior. But …

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Magical Socks and Life Out Loud

I came so they can have real and eternal life, more and better life than they ever dreamed of.

(Jesus speaking, John 10:10, MSG)

I have magical socks.  Every morning when I put them on, they remind me that life real life is meant to be lived in color.  Bold, bright, vibrant color.  Not …

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Announcing Death

How do you announce to the world that a child has died? 

Is there an easy way?  A way that comforts as it gives the painful news?  A way to tell people while softening the blow?


There is no easy way.

Shortly after the beginning of the bowling season last fall, we were at the bowling alley…

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Taking the Long Way Home

Taking the Long Way Home


I heard a song.  Well, sort of.  I heard part of a song.  I didn't hear enough to be able to tell you the name of the song.  I have no idea who was singing it.  I can't even swear that what I took from the song is the intended message.  I caught a snippet of a verse, an…

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Preparing A Place

Preparing a Place

*As a note, this was originally drafted last year.  I mention that because there's a reference to how many months since my daughter's death.

Jesus said, “Don’t let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God, and trust in me. There are many rooms in my Father’s house; I would not te…

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