It’s been a year since the podcast started and I am so grateful to everyone who has shared their expertise and stories with me. This project is so special to me, it was birthed from something deep within me, something that said my journey with Grandpa during his death was worth sharing. It’s been two years since he died yet he continues to shape and guide my life in so many ways. I feel he is with me every step of the way, and encouraging me to help others get their stories about death and dying told.
Jamie Kingsley was Dying with Grandpa’s first guest. We met at a business function and connected right away. I was thrilled when she agreed to come on the podcast to share her story about her dad’s death. So much has happened since that interview and Jamie has, once again, agreed to share her story with us. This time, though, her story is a bit more personal but one that needs to be openly shared, especially with our young people.
If you’ve ever felt low enough to contemplate suicide, you know how hard it is to imagine life getting any better. Jamie’s life seemed perfect on the outside, but like many of us who grew up in the 70s and 80s, the loneliness of being an independent and self sufficient young adult felt overwhelming and isolated.
This is one of the first venues Jamie has agreed to share “the story she didn’t want to share” with others. She believes God has shaped her professional career over the past year, prompting her to share this story with church groups, women’s groups, and young adults. I am so honored to have her on the podcast.
Please join us and share this podcast with those who may be feeling alone or overwhelmed.
To get to know more about Jamie, visit www.jamiekingsley.com. Her website is filled with great resources, too.
To visit some of the topics we discussed in this podcast, I recommend listening to past interviews with Bill Filetti and Tracy Caraway.
Click here to listen to last year’s interview with Jamie.
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