The Infinite Fountain of Love and Loss flows unceasingly into the pool of memory and sorrow. On December 28, 2013, the most dreaded tragedy every parent fears, the death of a child, happened to us. Our beloved 24 year old son, Jake died suddenly, unexpectedly, and unnecessarily. This is my public journal of thoughts, feelings, observations, rantings, ramblings, and other therapeutic outlets. It began as a series of Facebook posts whereupon many folks encouraged me to branch out and create a blog. So I did.
We are now on an unimagined journey through this labyrinth of grief and longing. There are no maps, no compass, no guide books to help us navigate the twists and turns of the road that stretches out ahead of us. Many have gone before us, and some of their thoughts and words can be found in the links here to articles and other sites. But ultimately, each of us has to make this passage ourselves, making it up as we go.
If you feel so inclined, please ‘follow’ us and share this with someone who might be on a similar voyage. Perhaps some of the landmarks will be familiar. It is a ghastly and ghostly landscape, but not entirely without hope, this backwards and upside down world we now inhabit. If you are so moved, share your story, your thoughts, your questions, your answers. We strive every day to find the light behind the darkness of this inexplicable tragedy. To find a way to live with the huge hole in our hearts that Jake left behind. He would want nothing less.