Cynthia was baptized in the Philippines in 1990. Two years later, she met and married her husband Robert (a member of the Phillippines mission team). Today, she and Robert happily reside in San Diego where she has worked as a real estate agent for the last 20 years. The flexible schedule of her career allowed her to be heavily involved in her two sons' lives; during their growing-up years, she enjoyed accompanying them for many extracurricular activities and vacations. The Villanuevas just recently entered a new life chapter when their oldest son, Stephen, moved out, making Cynthia and Robert empty nesters. Cynthia is passionate about motherhood in general, but especially in helping mothers who are grieving the loss of a child. Cynthia writes, "Our grief journey began in 2016, in losing my youngest, Christopher, at 19 years old. God carried us throughout these years and of course, the pain is not going away but things are getting better. I believe that many people hurt for us, loved us in our suffering, and patiently cared for us through getting out of the mud. I don’t know how I can live this tragedy without God, family, friends, and especially moms like me who truly understand me because losing a child is not easy to overcome."
Bright Angel Family and Suicide
The loss of a child is one of the most horrific things a parent can experience, but we worship a Father who understands. God will hold the hurting through the deep valleys and steep hills. As the Bible says, death is like the thief in the night, coming when you least expect them. Loved ones may be taken far too soon, but God pulls us again and again from pain and suffering. Cynthia will share candidly about her own journey, and provide practicals in working through the grieving process. You'll discover how to see God even in the worst circumstances. From the beginning to the end of your journey, you’ll see your Bright Angel in your path.