Dan Stringer

navigating the convergence of faith, culture and the common good

Grief journal (11 months)

October 20, 2011

–Nicholas Wolterstorff, Lament for a Son

Let me tell you a story. I’ll make it quick so I can get back to fantasy football.

Vincent was our son. He was astonishingly cute and we loved him accordingly. Then he got cancer. Then he died. Then we cried, buried him, and cried some more. Then we started missing him incessantly.

Then my wife and I started writing introspective, blubbery blog posts about him. It didn’t do much to ease the pain, but a few kind people started reading them anyway. Then the topic got really old so I ran out of things to say (until next time).

True story.

We still miss you, Vin.

[photo by Luminosity]