jake1 (2)

jake (2)

A short time ago, my son, Jake was killed in Afghanistan. I started writing about this unwanted journey to therapeutically get my feelings and thoughts down on paper and as a way to remember my experiences. As I wrote I began thinking how much I would appreciate reading about another Gold Star parent’s journey. Eventhough we are all different and our experiences are not the same, we share this unique type of grief in our attempts to live in this world without our precious son or daughter.

My writings are personal and seem as scattered as our brains are at this time in our lives, but if they can help even one grieving survivor feel less frantic, broken, crazy or alone through the process, I am happy to share my son and myself.

You are not alone and your child will never be forgotten!