When my daughter passed away and my grief felt like a fresh, open wound, more than anything, I needed hope. I needed to know it wouldn’t always hurt this bad. How could I survive if the pain remained as raw as it felt right then? I joined lots of grief groups online and searched websites and was shocked as I read statements implying it wouldn’t get better and I shouldn’t expect it to. And then I happened upon a Facebook post from Grieving Parents Sharing Hope (GPS Hope).
As I began to listen to Laura, I could tell she was different from the others. Here was the anchor of hope I was searching for! GPS Hope was unparalleled in helping me navigate the turbulent waters of my grief journey, and Laura continues to be a source I turn to, even eight years into my journey. I highly recommend Laura’s books and the other resources GPS Hope has to offer. – Sara N.
I stumbled on your site recently looking for that much needed hope…Most days, the grief is like being in the ocean trying to keep my head above water. I love the Lord and have been wrestling trying to rest in Him, find Him, and believe Him again for a future with a shattered heart and trust Him to put the broken pieces together for His glory. God met me this early, dark and snowy morning through your courage. Your dream to nurture, be a safe place, and encourage a fellow mourner is what this weary soul needed today. Thank you for dropping hope in my heart and giving me a vision that God hasn’t stopped writing the story of my dear family’s life. I need to pray and ask Him for the heart, courage and grace to see it and receive it. God Bless you now always. – Sharon J.
Thank you, thank you, thank you, just what I needed today. I am still so early on in this journey, almost 4 months. I want to do the work of grieving and don’t want to live in despair forever. It is difficult to navigate everything that’s out there. And so many different people with different messages. I am so thankful I found you. – Angela V.
Laura …how do we go on???? Thank you for your understanding and compassion. You DO really understand, and that in itself is comforting. Friends and family do mean well but find themselves at a loss for words, the “right” words and now, 8 months into this horrific nightmare, don’t really say anything, and that is distressing in a way, but I suppose I understand their perspective. You’re right, how could they comprehend such profound loss and the very dark aftermath of facing the rest of your life without one of your precious kids? …You really do help me get through the day! – Cecilia B.
Your entire message rocked my world! I have a team member who lost a child, and I had no clue what she had to fight to get through that (to be able to minister with me). God is going to do something so amazing through this ministry. I have not seen anything like this. Thank you, Dave and Laura. God bless you both! – “KidMin” Charlie
Every day is so hard, but somehow together we all get through. Thank you for all the time you spend with us and other grieving parents! It’s impossible to put into words how much you mean to us! – Dave and Dee L
Oh my gosh, Laura, this is amazing!!! I am so very glad to have found this. I think for a Christian mother the grief is compounded if that question (whether or not your child was saved when they died) is not answered. I want to thank you so very much for this much needed ministry. – Norma E.
Laura, you don’t know how much your ministry has meant to me during this time of loss. God has given you so much wisdom. God bless you as you are helping others keep their hope and find healing. – Roxanne E.