Jill Smoot

I am happily married to my husband, Dwight, and we are blessed with five children, six grandchildren. I am active in my church, and I have been a teacher, bible study leader, and a guest speaker at a women's conference in Oklahoma City. My topic was about children born with cleft palates, which our youngest adopted daughter was born with. I attended junior college, but only one semester. Have traveled to Ukraine three times, as I have relatives living there. Taught myself Russian, so I could converse, but it is very basic.I am an organic " farmer", on a small scale. I am a Master Gardener. I am currently doing book signings, but hope to connect with those involved with mental health. .I am looking for opportunities to share my story of our son, Aaron. to reach out to those who hurt as we still do. To come alongside of those whose lives are torn apart as ours was, and to offer the comfort and hope I found in God.

Articles:

Finding a Way From Christmas Sorrow to Christmas Joy, 15 Nov 2017

Weeping With Those Who Weep: Supporting Others in Grief, 09 Oct 2017

Gardening Through Grief, 24 Jul 2017

Healing Tears: No Apologies for Crying, 01 Mar 2017

Time Doesn’t Heal; Gratitude Does, 11 Sep 2016

A Young Father’s Murder, 17 Jun 2016

Seasons of Remembering: Spring Brings Needed Change, 28 Apr 2016

The Aftermath of a Suicide, 24 Feb 2016

Is Christmas Still Christmas?, 02 Dec 2015

Stillbirth: A Quiet Death, 22 Oct 2015

Broken Gift: Dealing With the Death of a Mentally Ill Child, 05 Sep 2015