Author: Bart Sumner

Traditions Died Too

It was important that even though we knew nothing would be the same, we attempt to give our daughter as close to a regular holiday season as we could manage.


Birthdays and the “Could Have Beens”

I should try to just celebrate that 14 years ago in my history, a young man came into this world who would change who I was, what I would become. His life continues to shape me, and will for as long as I draw breath in this wonderful and horrible thing we call life.


Questions at the Grocery Store

In the days that immediately followed my 10-year-old son’s death, perhaps there was nowhere more terrifying than the grocery store – the place I had spent countless shopping excursions begging my son and his little sister to stop running.