My Story

“In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.”

~ John 16:33


Joseph A. Ross is a Christian, a father, a son, a brother, a friend, an educator and history professor, and for three years, he was a single father and a widower.  His wife, Kristen, died on March 4, 2013 from child-birth complications.  (You can read more about that story here — there are 5 parts).

Three years later, Ross remarried. He and his wife, Lauren, are excited about their future together as they start a new family. God is good!

Ross started this blog in 2014 in order to

  1. cope with his grief,
  2. provide a record of his journey for his children, and
  3. encourage others.

He wants you to know that you are not alone. Even during the darkest hours, GOD himself is with you. He will comfort you and bring you peace, if you allow Him. Never forget that.

The Ross Family  (PHOTO CREDIT: Ashley Stone Photography, 2016)
The Ross Family
(PHOTO CREDIT: Ashley Stone Photography, 2016)