“I have journeyed down that dreaded pathway myself!”

In my life, grief has been both a compassionate and a cruel teacher.



My journey began when, my son, Sargent Jesse Allen Wilkes, was killed on his motorcycle in 2013.

It was a beautiful sunny afternoon in Southern California, Jesse had recently returned home from a tour in Afghanistan and was part of a group of Marine Veteran motorcyclists and was headed to join them for a ride. Even though Jesse was a safe rider and wearing proper protection, he did not have a chance when a motorist pulled into the intersection and made a fatal left-hand turn in front of him. And on the heals of losing Jesse, my parents passed as well.

That was certainly a tragic bend in our life’s road and from that moment on our lives and the lives of many others, were changed forever.

We learned as C.S Lewis wrote: “Grief is like a long valley, a winding valley where any bend may reveal a totally new landscape.”

-Dr. Kimber Wilkes


Hope to the Hopeless- 

"There is a saying that you can’t understand a person until you have walked in their shoes. Dr Kimber Wilkes has placed her feet in other person’s shoes with love, compassion and with experience. She has a compassionate ear to hear, a heart that is full to love and a voice to speak truth when that is what one needs to hear. I have watched her offer hope to others as they have walked through the most traumatic of events, the loss of a child. Those shoes she has worn after she walked through the loss of her son, Jesse."

"She gives hope to the hopeless as she shares the tools one needs as they walk through life’s struggles." -MICHELE P.

"The risk of love is loss, and the price of loss is grief - But the pain of grief is only a shadow when compared with the pain of never risking love."  -Hilary Stanton Zunin

Grief is a journey on a path-

While time flies for some, for others, it seems to drip by not moving, yet life continues to swirl around us leaving those who are grieving, left in its wake, overwhelmed with emotions that can deliver even the tiniest of tasks unbearable.

I worked with a woman last year who lost her twenty-year-old son to cancer. She told me that she feels such tremendous loss in his absence that living actually hurts—a feeling to which I can directly relate. As we began our work together, though, she also told me that she was beginning to feel, at the very same time, a remarkable sense of gratitude for every second she’d spent with him!

For some, it may seem strange to speak of feeling grief and gratitude simultaneously. But it can be done!

You Don't Need to Walk Down That Grief Path Alone!

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