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My Grief Journey

A Simple Man

Two days before Corey was attacked, I shared a YouTube video to his Facebook page.  It was the song “Simple Man” (Lynyrd Skynyrd).  I wanted

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Waiting up

Shelley Cartwright Metje · July 12 at 4:05am · It’s 4am. I can’t sleep. I keep thinking about you. I wish sometimes that I could

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July… not my favorite month.

I feel myself being dragged closer and closer to July 27th. This will be the fourth anniversary of Corey’s attack. The 28th… the day he

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I Can’t Do This…

My mind can’t comprehend what’s happening any more! What has happened to us? Have we become so cold and calloused that we are getting used

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Skeletons in My Closet…

I’m often asked how I can work with families that are surviving the same tragedy I’ve endured. “Is it cathartic?”, “Doesn’t it bring back bad

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A Place of My Own

Today was Mother’s Day. I had a quiet but pleasant day filled with my sons making me breakfast and Bob making me dinner.  In the

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How Can I Help Someone Going Through Grief?

When Corey was murdered, I was very lucky. I had Bob and my sisters helping me. Additionally, I had Corey’s other siblings to give me

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Overcoming Grief?

I’ve been reading “The Grieving Process: How to Deal With Grief and Loss…”.  Chapter 4 is entitled “How to Overcome Grief”. I don’t know if

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I’m Growing Weary

I haven’t been writing much lately.  I think it’s because I’ve been shouldering such a weight for three and a half years. It’s kind of

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I’m Tired.

I’m tired of hearing about death, murder, and other violent crimes. I’m tired of trying to help someone, only to find there are two more

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