About Facing Loss

My name is D. Ray Davis, and I experienced terrible loss on February 18, 2019 when my wife, Kim, died unexpectedly. Mine is a story of both loss and lessons of hope learned on this long and unwanted journey.

Kim and I were married on July 30, 1983, and we enjoyed life together for more than thirty-five years. We were blessed with three children and five grandchildren. Our life was not devoid of sorrow, but our life was good. We were empty-nesters and enjoying a new phase in life with adult children and the wonderful gift of grandchildren.

After loss, I set out to heal which led me to journaling. Before long, I was learning important lessons. Counselors encouraged me to share my lessons with others. I recognize I have a stewardship with what’s been entrusted to me. So, I embark on a journey to share lessons of hope learned on my unwanted journey as I have faced loss.

As you join me on this journey, remember these blog entries are a retelling of my story chronicled in my journal. I choose to invest these lessons learned between February 2019 and August 2021 to help others on their journeys. I began releasing these entries over a year after Kim’s death.

Including a journey where I journaled through The Psalms, entries will represent a retelling of my story between February 25, 2020 through December 29, 2025.

Join me as we face the brokenness of loss together with the hope of the gospel.