atypical:: side stories, Lovey [ep. 4]

February 23, 2016

February 23, 2016

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This week we take a break from the interviews to bring you SIDE STORIES.  These are radio documentary stories.  This week, Matt tells of losing Lovey…. an inanimate family friend.

As always, your feedback is welcome and if you like what you hear, please share it with others and if you don’t please feel free to share that on MySpace.

[Music provided by BensSound.com]

Ginny could not resist snapping this picture of my adventures in the trash.

 

 

 

 

 

 

5 Comments

  1. Sarah on February 24, 2016 at 2:08 pm

    I have loved all four episodes of your podcast (especially as a single Christian female — thanks for having Lindsey on your podcast), but this last one is the one that compelled me to comment. I. LOVED. IT. (And I hated it, for you and for your daughter and your wife).

    Wow, I cried all the way to work. I am so sorry for your loss. I hate when things like that just bring the grief and loss to the surface again. Please keep publishing the atypicallife podcast. It is outstanding content.

    • Matt Mooney on February 24, 2016 at 2:11 pm

      Sarah,

      thanks for taking the time to write and encourage me. I can honestly say there’s few things I hate more than hearing my recorded voice…but I love stories just enough to give it a shot. with that said, I needed a little encouragement & you did that. Thank you. I’d also love to hear any ideas you have for future episodes.

  2. Sarah on February 24, 2016 at 7:44 pm

    I think you could do a series on U Turns: when life is headed one way and then abruptly (and usually unexpectedly) takes you another direction. Your story is one like that. Mel Murray and all the other people recently not allowed back into India (maybe that is a detriment to the cause to have her on) — but those type of stories. As you’ve talked about, grief and lament is often not practiced and maybe not valued even in many church stories. I think grief is part of a larger phenomenon of loss – loss of direction in career, family life; loss of (perceived) purpose; etc. I think there is this misunderstanding that if one is out there “doing great things for God” and living right, that God will bless the path we are on. And sometimes he does that in the ways we expect. But sometimes not, and that is jarring and confusing and heartbreaking. Living in the desert of unfulfilled promise and the wandering of in between is hard.

    That was longer than I expected, but is very raw as that’s where I’ve been the last few years. I bet there are others in that spot too. There is a lot to wrestle through when a U turn happens.

  3. J.Ray on March 8, 2016 at 5:55 pm

    Man, that one hits home.

    • Matt Mooney on March 8, 2016 at 9:22 pm

      Oh man. I should’ve warned you on that one. Love you.

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lovey

 

This week we take a break from the interviews to bring you SIDE STORIES.  These are radio documentary stories.  This week, Matt tells of losing Lovey…. an inanimate family friend.

As always, your feedback is welcome and if you like what you hear, please share it with others and if you don’t please feel free to share that on MySpace.

[Music provided by BensSound.com]

Ginny could not resist snapping this picture of my adventures in the trash.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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5 Comments

  1. Sarah on February 24, 2016 at 2:08 pm

    I have loved all four episodes of your podcast (especially as a single Christian female — thanks for having Lindsey on your podcast), but this last one is the one that compelled me to comment. I. LOVED. IT. (And I hated it, for you and for your daughter and your wife).

    Wow, I cried all the way to work. I am so sorry for your loss. I hate when things like that just bring the grief and loss to the surface again. Please keep publishing the atypicallife podcast. It is outstanding content.

    • Matt Mooney on February 24, 2016 at 2:11 pm

      Sarah,

      thanks for taking the time to write and encourage me. I can honestly say there’s few things I hate more than hearing my recorded voice…but I love stories just enough to give it a shot. with that said, I needed a little encouragement & you did that. Thank you. I’d also love to hear any ideas you have for future episodes.

  2. Sarah on February 24, 2016 at 7:44 pm

    I think you could do a series on U Turns: when life is headed one way and then abruptly (and usually unexpectedly) takes you another direction. Your story is one like that. Mel Murray and all the other people recently not allowed back into India (maybe that is a detriment to the cause to have her on) — but those type of stories. As you’ve talked about, grief and lament is often not practiced and maybe not valued even in many church stories. I think grief is part of a larger phenomenon of loss – loss of direction in career, family life; loss of (perceived) purpose; etc. I think there is this misunderstanding that if one is out there “doing great things for God” and living right, that God will bless the path we are on. And sometimes he does that in the ways we expect. But sometimes not, and that is jarring and confusing and heartbreaking. Living in the desert of unfulfilled promise and the wandering of in between is hard.

    That was longer than I expected, but is very raw as that’s where I’ve been the last few years. I bet there are others in that spot too. There is a lot to wrestle through when a U turn happens.

  3. J.Ray on March 8, 2016 at 5:55 pm

    Man, that one hits home.

    • Matt Mooney on March 8, 2016 at 9:22 pm

      Oh man. I should’ve warned you on that one. Love you.

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