Kimberly Wencl

I am a 56-year old wife and mother living in Minnesota. My life changed on 9-20-03 when my 20-year old daughter, Elizabeth, died very tragically, very suddenly, and very unexpectedly. My daughter's death set me on a path I could have never imagined for myself. And, I am still on that same path today, over seven years later. In 2009, I retired from my job in the business world of 35 years. I now write and speak at every opportunity, in addition to volunteering at my church and in my community. I have had my true stories published in these magazines: Midwest Caregiver 12/08; Angels on Earth 10/09; You Need Never Walk Alone, 3/10; Campus Firewatch 10/09. My story is also included in the book, True Stories of Messages From Beyond by Julie Aydlott & Friends. My website is entitled, Love Lives On. I am also a writer for the website Owning Pink. (,and I have been a guest writer for the website FemCentral (, and Triumph of the Spirit ( In addition, I have done several pieces on TV and radio. You can reach me through


Celebrating a Daughter’s 30th Birthday, Without Her, 09 Oct 2013

Deceased Offers a Gift for Grandpa, 07 Mar 2012

Wake Me Up When September Ends, 29 Aug 2011

After Hospice Experience, Woman Volunteers, 29 May 2011

Butterflies Offers Sign from Beyond, 17 Apr 2011

After Someone Dies, Can We Still Live in Joy?, 16 Jan 2011

Bright Spots in the Midst of Pain, 17 Dec 2010

Deceased Daughter’s Recovered Letter is Invaluable to Mom, 16 Nov 2010