Faith Wilcox '81

Faith Wilcox '81

 

Faith Wilcox ’81, is the Director of Communication at The Carroll School, an elementary and middle school for children who have language-based learning disabilities, such as dyslexia.

A longtime resident of greater Boston, Faith has been active in bereavement groups at the Massachusetts General Hospital for Children since her daughter, Elizabeth, died from a devastating childhood cancer.  Faith’s first published book of poetry, Facing Into The Wind:  A Mother’s Healing After the Death of Her Child, is intended as a companion to those who are grieving and healing.



Faith's deceased daughter, Elizabeth Russ 7/1/87-8/25/01

 

Faith's deceased daughter, Elizabeth Russ 7/1/87-8/25/01

 


 


 

Faith Wilcox '81

 

Waves of Life

Snow follows a day of sun;
cold follows a day of warmth;
pain follows a day of joy.

I have learned that I will never know what the next day will hold,
but I am no longer afraid of this uncertainty.

Changes are the waves of life—
we will not know their strength or how hard the waves will hit the beach,
but they will flow in each day and night, ever changing, ever free.

If we can learn one vital truth, we will be set free:

life constantly changes but we are never alone,
the earth is under us, the waves break before us,
the moon shines upon us, family and friends comfort us,
and the ones who have left us, encircle us with love.

 

From  FACING INTO THE WIND:  A MOTHER'S HEALING AFTER THE DEATH OF HER CHILD
Published by Xlibris May 2007