Letter from the Editor, December 2002
By Kara L.C. Jones

There are not enough thanks in the universe to tell you all how grateful I am for your readership, your contributions, and your support!

This issue is packed full of ideas, supports, resources and more -- all contributed from bereaved parents and other amazing care givers who truly understand how very difficult the holidays are after the death of a loved one. And in this KotaPress safe space, we don't count how many years or days it's been since your loved one died -- we just know that any holiday stinks when you have lost a child or other family member.

Katie Smith did a FABULOUS job as my co-editor for this issue of the Loss Journal. She's contributed wonderful works this issue and pointed me in so many great directions for finding other materials. I want to send huge thanks to all the parents on our KotaPress Yahoo Discussion Group who shared ideas, posts, and more for this issue. I want to point out that our links and our Memoiral Garden both have new additions.

Please take your time, enjoy a cuppa tea or a latte, and meander through this whole issue. Make this your time to take care of yourself -- remember that sometimes during the holidays, self-preservation is most important for just getting through each moment. And that is OKAY!


This page is dedicated to Dakota
Born and died March 11, 1999


Author Biography
Kara lives on Vashon Island which is a much more awesome place than she ever imagined it would be. She is a poet, bookmaker, wife, teacher, mother to a stillborn son, facilitator, receptionist, founder, struggling p.t.barnum, turtle faithful, editor, artist, and a million other things that will prevent you from putting her in any one particular label box! Kara teaches through local art centers, artists in the schools programs, KotaPress and independently. To find out more about her, see:


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