After the Storm : Our journey through Grief
Regina Thompson-Jenkins, author
Only married for about 3 years John and Regina’s marriage would be put to the test after facing the storm of a lifetime. John and Regina experience the most unthinkable pain that any family shouldn’t ever have to go through, the loss of a child. Their 19 year old son was tragically killed by a senseless act of gun violence. This storm would test their love, marriage, and faith. The journey wasn’t an easy road, but their belief in God would bring them through the process. John remained faithful to God through the storm to be the support that Regina needed in the midst of her grieving but neglecting his self in the process. Regina was angry with God and lost her faith. Eventually, she would seek God for guidance to help her through the journey of grief. Remembering the scripture “God will never leave you nor forsake you” was their hope to a new normal. Life as they once known was different now. As authors, advocates, motivational speakers, and entrepreneurs they hope to inspired others who are in a dark place to let them know its ok to live again in spite of a storm. John and Regina are 10 years happily married and counting. Love wins!