Dan Stringer

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Category: Vincent

March 20, 2011

Grief journal (4 months)

“Catastrophic loss by definition precludes recovery. It will transform us or destroy us, but it will never leave us the same. There is no going back to the past, which is gone forever, only going ahead to the future, which has yet to be discovered. Whatever that future is, it will, and must, include the pain...

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February 20, 2011

Grief journal (3 Months)

“I almost prefer the moments of agony. These are at least clean and honest. But the bath of self-pity, the wallow, the loathsome sticky-sweet pleasure of indulging it—that disgusts me.” –C.S. Lewis, A Grief Observed To grieve is to be excessively picky. Say this, not that. A pinch of comfort, but hold the clichés. A...

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January 20, 2011

Grief journal (2 months)

“When we gather now there’s always someone missing, his absence as present as our presence, his silence as loud as our speech.” –Nicholas Wolterstorff, Lament for a Son Vincent died two months ago today. Seems like forever. Feels like yesterday. I think about him all the time, but not often enough. I hate crying, but...

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December 20, 2010

Vincent’s life in pictures

Here is the video presentation shown at Vincent’s memorial service, produced by our good friend Norman of Graphic Ministries: [wpvideo uyWz4WzD]

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December 11, 2010

From a Father’s heart

Here is the text of what I shared at Vincent’s memorial service on December 3: Five years ago, I stood before many of you at the memorial service for my father, Ron Stringer, who passed away in October 2005 at the age of 56. I had just turned 25 when we lost my dad, and...

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November 20, 2010

On Losing Vincent

Is this really happening? Did my 18-month old son really just die today? Did I really just hold him for the last time?  Did Theo really just become an only child? Yesterday, there were two cute little boys under our roof. Tomorrow, there will be one. Our household of four is now a family of...

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October 9, 2010

On turning 30

Welcome to the new site! Glad you found it. Having internally debated a switch over to WordPress for quite some time now, I figured my 30th birthday would be an auspicious occasion to finally take the plunge. So here I am, blogging on mon anniversaire. It’s always a jolt when your odometer clicks over into a...

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