“What does this whole child-loss-thing look like, years down the road?” Believe it or not, this is a question Laura has been asked a few times.
Those first few years, we are just trying to get through the next minute, much less the next day or the next year. But after a while, when a pareavor realizes they have to figure this thing out for however long they remain here without their child, some direction and insight is helpful.
Unfortunately, today’s guest could be considered a “seasoned veteran” in this area. Debra Hayes, has lost three children, three different ways, starting several decades ago.
Today’s episode is a continued conversation, so it is highly recommended (but not necessary) to start with last week’s discussion, titled “Is God Punishing Me”.
Debra Lynn Hayes is an author and speaker who understands everyone’s journey through mourning and into healing is an individualized process and it is priceless to connect with someone who “gets it”. She has many years of corporate experience where she strategized success for individuals and teams. Today she uses those same skills as she leads and guides those who have experienced major tragedies, deep heartaches and mind altering disappointments.
(Note: The views and opinions of our guests outside of this podcast may not be in agreement with GPS Hope.)
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Whitney Leanne Garkow Seehusen was born on July 30 and is forever 31.
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