Cindy Shufflebarger

Cindy Shufflebarger is a mom who still wrestles with the question, “How many children do you have?” The death of her daughter, Ashlynn, left a void in her life, but she finds hope and healing through her faith in God. The author of Dancing in the Rain: Finding Joy in the Midst of the Storm, she continues to celebrate her daughter’s life and encourages others to find meaning and gratitude as a way to progress through the journey of grief. Learn more about Cindy and her story at or follow her on Facebook.

Grace in Grieving No Comments

Seven years after the life and death of my daughter, I see patterns in my grief. There are times of the year that are more difficult – like now, as I approach her birthday. While Ashlynn’s birthday continues to be a day of celebration for us, the time leading up to her birthday evokes a range of emotion. I am often restless and feel unsettled. While I am not preparing birthday celebrations of the typical variety, I am preparing a way to honor her life on her birthday. And so, I want it to be special. I want it to be meaningful. I want it to demonstrate my love for her…

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