42 min

Susan Cloutier: Surviving the Loss of My Son and Husband Holding the Light

    • Relationships

When a horrific car accident suddenly claimed the lives of her teenage son Casey, and her husband Gus, Susan Cloutier had to dig deep to want to keep living. She shares her story of losing half of her family in an instant, parenting her angry, and deeply grieving 11-year-old son, finding love again, even contemplating ending her life. Yet through it all, she learned how to lean heavily into her faith to move forward with love and purpose. 


Holding the Light is an original, monthly podcast created and hosted by Monica and Colby Charette, and produced by Monica Charette with support from Julia Vigue and Sophia Speeckaert. EMAIL US (shineoncass@gmail.com) with questions, comments, or a request to join us as a guest. We also welcome you to visit us at ShineOnCass (www.shineoncass.org) where our family continues to Shine the Light of Cassidy.

Our podcast’s theme music is As Long As You Love (Scarlet Wings) written and sung by Cindy Bullens, from the album Somewhere Between Heaven and Earth produced by Blue Lobster Records (1999). Available on CD or download at www.cidnybullens.com. Mention Holding the Light Podcast and receive a signed copy!

If you appreciate our grief podcast and would like the opportunity to support what we are doing to give space for families to share their grief stories, you can make a listener's gift. Your kind support will help fund the host site, editing, and production. Email us at holdingthelightpodcast@gmail.com.

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When a horrific car accident suddenly claimed the lives of her teenage son Casey, and her husband Gus, Susan Cloutier had to dig deep to want to keep living. She shares her story of losing half of her family in an instant, parenting her angry, and deeply grieving 11-year-old son, finding love again, even contemplating ending her life. Yet through it all, she learned how to lean heavily into her faith to move forward with love and purpose. 


Holding the Light is an original, monthly podcast created and hosted by Monica and Colby Charette, and produced by Monica Charette with support from Julia Vigue and Sophia Speeckaert. EMAIL US (shineoncass@gmail.com) with questions, comments, or a request to join us as a guest. We also welcome you to visit us at ShineOnCass (www.shineoncass.org) where our family continues to Shine the Light of Cassidy.

Our podcast’s theme music is As Long As You Love (Scarlet Wings) written and sung by Cindy Bullens, from the album Somewhere Between Heaven and Earth produced by Blue Lobster Records (1999). Available on CD or download at www.cidnybullens.com. Mention Holding the Light Podcast and receive a signed copy!

If you appreciate our grief podcast and would like the opportunity to support what we are doing to give space for families to share their grief stories, you can make a listener's gift. Your kind support will help fund the host site, editing, and production. Email us at holdingthelightpodcast@gmail.com.

Love what you heard?
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42 min