Left: Howard Emerson Querry, III at Betty Jean’s Wedding, October 2, 1949, 5 years old.
Right: Howard’s daughter, Michelle Querry, Denver CO, September 1, 1974, 6 years old.
Left: Sgt. Howard E. Querry, Fort Courage Rach Kien Vietnam, April, 1968
Right: Michelle Marie Querry, Northern California, June, 1990
“The paradox of grief is that while it can be overwhelming, it is, in the end a gift. Gift? Yes. Grief is how you heal a broken heart. And if you deny it or hide it or try to duck it, you only delay it.
“The writer, Annie Dillard said, ‘Pain is a terrible thing to waste.’ As you work through your pain you will see that you have the power to transform it and use your hard-earned wisdom and insight to help someone else.”
Author of Shrapnel in the Heart
Presented at the SDIT gathering in Washington D.C. in 1992.
“A broken heart is an honorable condition. Don’t fear it.”
The Way Forward is With a Broken Heart