I almost didn’t write this letter today. I wanted to, I really did, but my heart was hesitant. And yet here I am, writing. Why?Read More
The holidays are approaching and our thoughts turn towards spending time with those we love. And yet, we can't spend time with those we've lost. Or can we?Read More
I do not know your name.
I do not even remember your face. I vividly remember your heart.
It was the most devastating moment of my life. The one where I had to hand Adeline over to you, a stranger and say goodbye forever.Read More
Like many others, I spent yesterday (Father's Day) celebrating my husband. It was a beautiful and yet difficult day.
We've found so much peace when we embrace nature, so Josh wanted to spend the day exploring. We booked a day trip to a couple scenic spots nearby. As we listened to the sounds of nature, I couldn't help but think of my dad. As those thoughts arose, I suppressed them. Not wanting to remember.
My dad passed away a year ago today.Read More
When deciding to start a blog, I pondered the question, "What should I title it?" I wanted to spend time researching, polling friends, doing that "analytical" thing I do. I wanted to come up with a catchy and creative name that would get your attention and yet convey my message.
The problem was that the word "THRIVING" just wouldn't go away. It wouldn't leave my thoughts; as much as I tried other options "THRIVING" stuck to me like glue. And so...that's what I went with: KendraThriving.
Now I ask myself, "What does thriving after the loss mean to me?" This is how I define it:Read More