Grief overtook me before I knew what happened.

It was like treading water in the middle of a huge lake, muscles tiring, beginning to sink, the bottom an unknowable, seemingly endless distance below my feet, the distant shore shrouded by the cover of a moonless night.  

With no sense of safety near, and rapidly encroaching doubt that anything could save me, I nearly drowned. 

Leave your past. Lead your future.

I want to encourage and empower you to start your journey to overcoming the devastation of grief, loss, and trauma and begin healing from your past. Whether it’s a recent loss or a distant trauma that has knocked you off your feet, left you despairing, lost, and wondering how you’ll ever live again, you can get back up. You can thrive again.

About Jeremy

Hi! I’m Jeremy. I’m a son, a husband, a father, and a brother. I’m a believer and a dreamer. I’m a musician and a leader, a creative, and a thinker. I’m a survivor and a fighter, and I know many of you are, too.

If you’ve been broken by tragedy, lost in grief, swallowed up by depression, hopelessly overwhelmed by anxiety, crying out to God as you wander in the wilderness, and daily wondering “how long, oh Lord,” then I’m writing for you.

I’ve been there.

The emptiness of loss was profoundly disabling.  The fear, anxiety, and uncertainty that came with the depression was not something I was prepared for.

But I survived, and you can, too.

Perhaps you can relate.

Life has a way of throwing things at us that we are not ready for.

But let me tell you: you are not alone!

Recovery is possible.
Normalcy will be redefined.
“Moving on” is a myth.

But you can live again.

To be clear, I don’t have all the answers.  I don’t have it all put together.  And I’m not a professional.  I’m still on the journey.

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My Story

In Early 2010, I lost my father to suicide.  The grief was nothing I’d ever experienced (nor ever want to experience again).  It wasn’t the only tragic loss I’ve endured, but it was one that thrust me into a valley of decision, one that required a long and hard look at my faith and everything I’d built my life on to that point.  In the throws of grief, I was thrust headlong into the lion’s den to confront death itself. I wasn’t sure I would survive.
 
In the early days and weeks following my father‘s death, I embraced distraction and pushed through my final semester of school to graduate. The school work kept the deepest pain temporarily at bay. But I was also determined to finish. Nothing was going to stop me from reaching my goal.
 
After graduation, in the void of activity that followed, I fell apart. I spiraled into depression and nearly gave up. It was the beginning of a long and difficult journey out of the valley of the shadow of death.
 
There were a few big turning points in the first six to twelve months, but honestly, it took me years to recover.  Little by little, trusting God to help me get one foot in front of the other, I moved forward.  I’m not sure that “moving on” is realistic in the sense that you can truly get something like this behind you.  It is a part of you forever.  But I believe you can, and must, move forward.
 
Nine years later, I am confident that thriving is possible, even if you’ve experienced a great deal of trauma. It’s work. It’s hard. There are no magic formulas. It’s a journey, and often a very long one, but you can overcome the obstacles that grief, loss, and trauma put in front of you.
 
I hope you’ll join me and begin your journey to life after loss.

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