ADVERTISEMENT
Advertise Here

Huckleberries Online

Mother Writes About Her Grief

In 1998, a speeding bus plunged off a cliff in Bolivia and forever altered Linda Lawrence Hunt’s life. Her daughter, Krista Hunt Ausland, was aboard the bus with her husband, Aaron, and their puppy, Choclo. The couple had come to Bolivia to serve a three-year commitment in community development with the Mennonite Central Committee, a church organization that sends volunteers to work at the grass-roots level around the world. Krista, 25, died in the crash. “You never think your child will go before you,” Hunt said. “It was devastating.” Krista’s death launched Hunt on a journey through the searing anguish, dark days, long nights and unexpected grace of grief. The result of that journey is Hunt’s latest book, “Pilgrimage Though Loss: Pathways to Strength and Renewal After the Death of a Child”/Cindy Hval, SR. More here. (Book cover photo: Amazon.com)

If you've lost a loved one, what were the gestures that others did for you or that you did for yourself that helped strengthen you?


Please keep it civil. Don't post comments that are obscene, defamatory, threatening, off-topic, an infringement of copyright or an invasion of privacy. Read our forum standards and community guidelines.

You must be logged in to post comments. Please log in here or click the comment box below for options.

comments powered by Disqus
« Back to Huckleberries Online

Get blog updates by email

About this blog

D.F. Oliveria is a columnist and blogger for The Spokesman-Review. Print Huckleberries is a past winner of the Herb Caen Memorial Column contest by the National Association of Newspaper Columnists. The Readership Institute of Northwestern University cited this blog as a good example of online community journalism.

Find DFO on Facebook

DFO on Twitter

Betsy Russell on Twitter

HBO newsmakers Twitter list

Latest comments »

Read all the posts from recent conversations on Huckleberries Online.

Take this week's news quiz ›
Search this blog
Subscribe to this blog
ADVERTISEMENT
Advertise Here