Posts with the category “stories”

Lessons From Tragedy
November 16th, 2019
On March 22, 2011, my family was on Spring Break vacation in Durango, CO. We were returning from a day of exploring when we were hit drivers side to drivers side, head on, by a retired police officer ...  Read More
by Todd Nigro
Back to Happy!
November 16th, 2019
Meghan was our first child, born at Emerson Hospital at Old Road to Nine Acre Corner in Concord, Massachusetts. I love that she was born so close to the family home of Louisa May Alcott – and that she...  Read More
by Todd Nigro
Faith, Hope, and Love!!!
November 16th, 2019
This story started in 1974 when I walked into a new school mid-year and sat down. I looked around the room and there she was, the most beautiful girl that I had ever seen in my life!!! There was somet...  Read More
by Todd Nigro
A Father's Broken Heart
November 16th, 2019
I’ve been told that when folks hear what we’ve been through and they see that we are still standing, they begin to feel that maybe they too can survive the valley of death and eventually overcome evil...  Read More
by Todd Nigro
Rachel, You're My Hero!
November 16th, 2019
It was a sunny Sunday afternoon, on April 7th 2013. I was riding on the lawn mower in my backyard hoping to get my yard looking nice for spring. Both my 11-year-old son, Logan, and my 16-year-old daug...  Read More
by Todd Nigro
Remembering Henry's Laugh
November 16th, 2019
Nine days before Christmas, my 4 year-old son took his last breath. His life ended due to a brain tumor that was discovered less than three months prior. That was in 2012. But little Henry’s story sta...  Read More
by Todd Nigro
Love Never Fails
November 16th, 2019
The loss in our life is the future that we dreamed of for our son Adam, from the time he was a just a little boy. After receiving a free ride in a friend’s airplane, Adam announced that he wanted to b...  Read More
by Todd Nigro
Lydia's Love
November 16th, 2019
It was summer, July 16, 2008, to be exact. My son, daughter and I were on our way to daycare and work. We commuted 25 miles each way every day and were about 15 miles from home when suddenly, we hit a...  Read More
by Todd Nigro
Ella's Light
November 16th, 2019
Friday, January 25, 2013 was a beautiful winter day. The blue sky was clear with a slight cool breeze and temperatures in the mid-60’s for most of the day in central Mississippi where we call home. ...  Read More
by Todd Nigro
Promise and Beauty in the Darkness
November 16th, 2019
It seems surreal to be sharing our experience of loss. With life, loss is inevitable. During our 20 years of marriage, that four letter word has entered our life in different forms. We’ve lived throug...  Read More
by Todd Nigro
Hope After
November 16th, 2019
On July 19th, 2011 my brother, Andrew, called me. I was getting ready for a meeting, so I didn’t pick up his call. He texted and told me to call him as soon as possible....  Read More
by Todd Nigro
Hope After Suicide
November 13th, 2019
The phone rang. It was 7:34 am. I grabbed it before it rang the second time. It was my husband, Don. “Is Philip in his room?” he asked. “Yes.” “Is the van home?” “Yes, why?” My heart started beating f...  Read More
by Todd Nigro
Malaikye's Legacy Lives On!
November 13th, 2019
There comes a time in your life when you see your existence through a whole different set of eyes. Sometimes, through tragedy you find a deeper appreciation for this thing called life and all it entai...  Read More
by Todd Nigro
To-Do List
November 6th, 2019
Here’s something I found awhile after Ellie died. It was touching and I wanted to share it. I was finally getting around to cleaning up my desk, and I found a piece of paper. ...  Read More
by Todd Nigro
Ellie's Last Sticky Note
November 6th, 2019
Six-year-old Ellie was always watching people. One day, she noticed that I was leaving encouraging sticky notes around the house for Mommy. She informed me “Daddy, where is my note?” ...  Read More
by Todd Nigro
The Baseball Instructor
November 6th, 2019
A few years ago, I took my son to his baseball hitting lesson. We really liked the instructor. I was just being friendly and inquired about his kids. He informed me that his son had committed suicide ...  Read More
by Todd Nigro
Two Dreams
November 5th, 2019
I didn’t want to wake up, no matter what I was dreaming about. It was a surreal moment to me when reality was worse than any nightmare I can remember....  Read More
by Todd Nigro
Ellie's T-Ball Coach
November 5th, 2019
I was in line at a restaurant. The man behind me looked familiar, but he would not look my way. He was busy ordering and I considered just not engaging in any conversation. But, then there was a delay...  Read More
by Todd Nigro
Larry the Cable Guy
November 5th, 2019
“You know what, I’m not a cable guy, I’m an artist." - Larry...  Read More
by Todd Nigro
Jeanie's Incredible Story
March 1st, 2016
It was a wonderful day when I married my college sweetheart. He was everything I wanted in a husband; handsome, athletic, good sense of humor, committed Christian, etc....  Read More
by Todd Nigro
Living Ellie's Way
December 30th, 2015
We all have a path that brings us to this moment. I’d like to share my story, the ups and downs, what God has done in my life, and a few things I’ve learned along the way....  Read More
by Todd Nigro