A Caregiver’s Journey

A Caregiver’s Journey

Sharing in the challenges and joys of recovery from severe burns “Is he dead or alive?” “Alive.” Six simple words. Six words which had the power to affect the lives of Vance and others. That question – that response held hope of survival. I knew Vance in that instance...
An Uncropped Life

An Uncropped Life

A family friend sent me a photo taken in 1983 of myself, my dad, and my mom at her mother’s 70th birthday party. I spent quite a long time looking at it. So many details to ponder. Why did I look so grumpy? Perhaps because I was 14 and most likely would rather...
Winter’s wonderings

Winter’s wonderings

Our Canadian winters are predictably…. unpredictable! We have at least three solid months of cold temperatures, ice or snow to align ourselves with. For some it is exciting, for others maybe not so much. Myself, I am looking forward to milder days. I could literally...
Grieving through the seasons

Grieving through the seasons

Audrey Stringer is a long-time workshop facilitator and friend of Threads of Life. Family members will remember meeting her at various Family Forums, where she leads sessions on grief and healing. This poem reflects her own grief journey and her unique voice. In the...