EP 17: Grief Even After A Happy Ending with Leslie Poe

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SUMMARY

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Leslie is a mom of three boys, wife to a cancer survivor and an educator both at Oklahoma Baptist University and to her home-schooled kiddos. We talk a lot about early marriage, but even more about 3.5 years ago when her husband was diagnosed with testicular cancer. 

She shares about grief and depression even after getting a “happy ending.” Though she celebrates her husband being cancer-free, there are still things that were lost in the “fire,” and so we spend a good deal of time fleshing out post-suffering grief.

She also shares some wisdom that older-Leslie would tell younger-Leslie, particularly as it relates to parenting. 

 

 


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EXTRA Q&A

What music are you listening to and loving lately?

  • Lauren Daigle's Look Up Child album has been getting a lot of play

  • St. Paul and the Broken Bones has been our jam during dinner prep and hanging out in the evening

  • I also can't get enough of the A Star is Born soundtrack; who knew Bradley Cooper could sing!? 

What's the most influential book you've ever read? (besides the Bible)

  • Celebration of Disciplines by Richard Foster. Honorable Mention: The Leadership Journey by Herrington, Creech, and Taylor was a favorite in 2018. Oh and anything by Ina Garten because I adore cooking and she is the one gal who never lets me down! 



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