When I recorded this interview in 2015 I had no idea just two years later my father would pass away. Stacey’s wisdom on grief became my lifeline.
This year with so many losses our hearts have experienced constant, low-level grief. On top of being quarantined, some of you may have lost loved ones. As moms, you’ve been unable to have time/space to grieve (or have a formal memorial service).
Today’s podcast guest is my soul sister friend, Stacey Thacker. She and I have been chatting about life, Jesus and family for the many years. Stacey writes online and has authored several books (a new one releasing in just a few months–Threadbare Prayer). When we conducting this interview Stacey shared so much of what she had learned from the loss of her father.
Since the interview she’s experienced additional trauma and grief. Through it all she remains tethered to her faithful God. She is wise and can be trusted.
My hope is whether you are the one who has experienced loss or not, you will be encouraged that even when our worst fears are realized, God’s grace is ever present. And as Stacey points out:
“He holds all things together. And all things means all things.”
What we chat about:
How the message of Stacey’s book, “Hope for the Weary Mom” became real
How do moms grieve while handling the dailiness of motherhood
What actions and words of friends comforted her the most
How children grieve differently
How to be available and present with a grieving friend
What moments over the course of the year bring back grief
How do you manage your home when one child has to be hospitalized