Elizabeth Brady

Elizabeth Brady

Elizabeth and her family honored one of Mack's dreams by establishing the Mack Brady Soccer Fund to train and recruit the best goalkeepers to Penn State men's soccer. Elizabeth teaches at Penn State and her essays on learning to live with loss can also be found on mackbrady.com and modernloss.com.

Articles:

A Funeral, a Wedding, Graduations and One Unwanted Guest

It has been six and a half years since our son, Mack, died suddenly on New Year’s Eve 2012, just shy of his ninth birthday. As the many of us […]

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Keep the Door to Your Soul Open

I was given a pocket size daily devotional after Mack died called “Healing After Loss” written by Martha Whitmore Hickman, who was also a bereaved parent. I carried it in my purse for […]

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The Downstairs Thief

I had a vivid dream shortly after Mack, our son, died. I walked into our house through the front door and immediately realized that we had been robbed. I made […]

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Día de Muertos: Eat, Speak, and Remember

The Oxford English dictionary defines “remember” as to “have in or be able to bring one’s mind an awareness of someone or something from the past.” I have thought a […]

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Three Years After Son’s Death, the Emptiness is Sacred

“It is your season, Elizabeth,” our priest greeted me, more than eight months pregnant and my body filled to bursting with our son, John, during Advent 2003. “It is,” I […]

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Open to  hope

Lent as a Verb, Not a Noun

In Christendom Lent, from the Latin for “forty,” is the annual season of fasting and penitence for 40 weekdays before Easter. But, as someone in mourning, I’m having a hard […]

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Open to  hope

Ask, Seek, and Knock Loudly on God’s Door

On the snowy night of December 30, 2012, I was reflecting on the past year in my journal. I have journaled regularly since 1990, when I lived in the bush […]

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Open to  hope

Another School Year Begins

We hosted a college graduation party at our house for our nephew last weekend. My husband’s family was here, including our 95-year-old great-grandmother, all four grandparents in various levels of […]

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