Letter from the Editor, June 2003
By Kara L.C. Jones

Wow. Just plain old wow. This issue seems jam packed with amazing information if you ask me. Many thanks to all of you who contributed.

The dreaded Father's Day is coming up. We had lots of helpful, idea-oriented articles in last month's issue here, so please feel free to catch all that, too. This issue we have a "Still" Father pieces from Richard over at NSS. We have information from Nancy Grayson over at MISS Idaho about the monthly meeting that the dads are running this time around. And in both the care & cure article as well as the Review of the MISS Conference, I again challenge the ideas of "gender" differences in grief. And my heart to all bereaved dads as you cope with the dreaded hallmark holiday.

The MISS Conference was absolutely life-altering again this year. Be sure to catch the article to read all about it. We have two special birthdays this month; one honoring Nora, the other Adam. Our hearts to their families. We have heart wrenching poet and awesome quotes. And there are lots of updates from various MISS Chapters around the US.

Check it all out. Hope there is a bit of something in there that help a little along the way. Thinking of all of you as we navigate this thing called life after the death of a child.

Miracles to you,

Kara L.C. Jones, Dakota's Mommy
Editor-In-Chief, KotaPress

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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