Using my teaching and counseling credentials along with my speech and debate expertise, it seemed so natural to simply share what I learned how to cope and survive a double loss.
On that day, though, the house felt painfully vacant—so incredibly void of life that I swore I heard the lonesome structure weeping. Or maybe it was the winter sleet shower outside. Either way, we were alone. The house and me.
A note from Centering Corporation: Jocelyn Y. Stewart is a Los Angeles-based freelance writer who spent many years as a reporter for the Los Angeles Times. She spent two decades as a local reporter covering L.A.’s grisliest crimes. But when one bullet struck too close to home, she learned what hard news feels like from the […]