Laura Klouzek

Laura Klouzek

Laura Klouzek and her husband live in rural Missouri. They are the parents of five children and grandparents of six. We were foster parents for 12 years. Laura currently works in the court system for the State of Missouri. Her son, Lucas, died in July of 2008 after a short fight with cancer. His death and her journey through grief have prompted her to help others through her writing.

Articles:

First Christmas without a Son

The first year my husband and I were married, we lived in Nurnberg, Germany. He was in the army, and I was not about to let him go to Germany […]

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Mother’s New Normal Includes Memories, Laughter, and Pain

To borrow a few words from Huey Lewis, “The power of love is a curious thing”. Love, the ultimate emotion, has been the subject of songs, poems, and books for […]

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Despite Loss of Son, It Remains ‘A Wonderful World’

I love the song “Wonderful World” by Louis Armstrong. I used to have it as a ringtone on my cell phone. I took it off my phone in 2008 when […]

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Even the Worst Events Can Lead to Healing

The sharp edge of grief came into my life when my son, Lucas, lost his life to cancer. It was a sudden, brief battle for him, and the beginning of […]

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Child’s Insight Offers Meaning — and a Laugh — on Thanksgiving

The smell of turkey and stuffing was in the air, there was noise from kid’s playing and dishes being prepared in the kitchen.  It was our first Thanksgiving since my […]

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After Death of Adult Son, a ‘New Normal’ for Mom

There was no rain, just some dark misty clouds.  There in the sky was a beautiful rainbow.  We were traveling home from the hospital after our son Lucas died, and […]

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