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My Journey w/ Grief

On October 31, 2003 my son, Nathan Warner, was killed while away at college. He was hit by a truck. He was 18 years old. When his mother and I drove him to his new school he was so happy. He was realizing his dream... a dream that lasted six weeks. In this section you will find the journal entries that I wrote in the days, weeks and months following my son’s death. They are not cleaned up, but are honest and raw.

I share these with you who have suffered loss in the hope that it will encourage you to be open and honest with God…free to express what you truly and most deeply feel… remembering that nothing can separate you from God’s love for you . . . not your anger, questions, confusion, frustration…nothing!

Also I share this with you who journey with others who suffer loss. Much of the pain I had to endure was a result of Christians who sought to be helpful. It is my hope and prayer that these journal entries will give you a window into the anguish and torment of grief and help you to demonstrate the caring presence and love of God to those who suffer.
The Call
Visit to Grandparents
Halloween
Deaths
The Journey
The Pick Up
The Parade
The Shower
Jack-asses
Who is God...
Awake Again
Second Thoughts
God, You Stink
The Leper
Angry Questions
Together
Final Word
Do Over
Simmering Anger
TNT
Tears are Falling
Visitor: Beware
P-A-I-N
Well Meaning
Abracadabra
The Cry
Lies
The Pulpit
Healing
Cup and Bread
The Cocoon
The Gauntlet
Cell Phones
Psalm 42 (LW)
No Donor
Wind Blows
The Wedding
"How Many?"
How are you?
Spouses
The Ancient Chant
Hugs
My God
I Love God
Price Tag
The Sea pt. 1
First Christmas
Unwrapped Box
Thanksgiving
Don‘t Compare
Stay Away
Two Fathers
The Wind of Death
Where
Video Clip
A Spare
The Picture
A Question