My name is Steven Shomler and on February 8th ,2016 my 17 year old son Zayne Steven Shomler passed away and I began a brutal grieving journey. This website will chronicle my grieving journey and it will serve as a place where I can post my general thoughts on grieving. I believe that grieving is healthy and I believe that crying is how we heal and I know that grieving is like going to the bathroom – when you don’t do it bad things happen.
I am a writer and an author and shortly after Zayne’s passing I found that I had to write about this heart wrenching journey. I had to express this grief. I felt compelled to do so.
I bought the domain AGriefExpressed.com on February 14th, six days after Zayne’s passing, and the day after I had officiated his memorial service. It is now March 7th, 2016 and I have begun.
Also — In the weeks following Zayne’s passing I shared some of my grieving journey on my personal Facebook profile www.facebook.com/shomler and I got feedback from people that my doing so blessed them.
The thing is, there was sooo much more that I wanted to post about this awful path I was walking and I knew that posting too much of it on my facebook profile would simply bum people out.
Anyone reading articles on this website, will know that they are about to read about grieving. So reader beware and forewarned. – this website and the accompanying Facebook Page A Grief Expressed and Twitter account Don’t Grieve are about what I call my #GrievingDadHat