Losing an earthly dad at a young age launches both child and mother into a lifelong progress of grief. There will be stages when the mother must carry the grief for her child, and as the child grows, so will their grief and understanding of the loss.

Today Lori continues the conversation with a mother and daughter who experienced this type of loss. Jennifer lost her dad in the line of duty at the age of 18 months. 

In this episode, Katherine and Jennifer talk about:

  • The importance of community support and godly role models
  • How God fathered her
  • Encouragement for the hard season of growing into grief 

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Losing Dad in the Line of Duty Podcast Episode 79 with Katherine Embry and Jennifer Thacker

Jennifer Thacker’s life was forever changed when her husband was shot and killed in the line of duty.  Connection with other young widows and mothers of fatherless children was crucial. Concerns of Police Survivors (C.O.P.S.) provided an understanding of how to navigate the rocky road of grief while also parenting her daughter as a single mom. 

Katherine Embry is a wife and mother, eagerly awaiting the arrival of her second child in October. Her life has been shaped by the loss of her father, who tragically died in the line of duty when she was just 18 months old. Despite the challenges of early grief, Katherine embarked on a journey of forgiveness, finding strength and comfort through her faith in Jesus Christ.

Mom, you are not alone! 

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