The Word Among Us

July/August 2023 Issue

God Was Present in the Darkness

Coping With My Daughter’s Death

By: Art Mathsen

God Was Present in the Darkness: Coping With My Daughter’s Death by Art Mathsen

November 15, 2019, was the darkest day of my life. That was the day my daughter, Michele, died. It was the day after her forty-third birthday. Before I go into the story of her passing, I’d like to tell you a little bit about her. As a proud father, I can’t pass up the opportunity to brag about my children!

Michele was a loving and generous person. She was always ready to help others. She had been a part of the Big Brothers/Big Sisters...


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