There’s so much pressure from the world these days for teens to make their own lunch which many believe will miraculously transform them into responsible, grateful human beings. Yeah, I beg to differ on that one. What fairy tale are they living in? While I do believe it is very important to instill responsibility in… Read More
Grateful and Grieving on Thanksgiving
It was November 27, 2002 and the clock had just turned past midnight. After a rigorous 24 hours of labor and nearly missing an emergency C-section, early this Wednesday morning my beautiful daughter Lydia Marie was born, weighing 8 lbs 2 oz. and covered in a full head of dark hair. Heavily medicated and exhausted, I… Read More
Seeing the Sweeter Side of Grief: Recognizing Rays of Sunshine for the Grieving Mama’s Heart
The day WILL come… When you realize you haven’t cried in days When you are able to look at their photos and smile When you are so thankful to be their mom When you feel a twinge of happiness amidst the tears, remembering how silly they used to be When you share… Read More
The Hand in the Darkness That Held Me: The Heart of a Chaplain
Day in and day out, they put their own lives and families on hold, extending their hands to others. They are a shoulder to cry on, a gentle ear to listen. Irreplaceable servants that act selflessly comforting us during difficult times. They are seldom recognized and often overlooked until we are directly impacted. Then, who… Read More
Ten Years Later-What I’ve Learned After a Decade as a Grieving Mother.
July 16, 2018, marked ten years since our car accident-when a routine commute to work on a hot summer day, ended with my daughter gone and my son and I in the hospital. I remember clearly- it was nearly evening time that day and we were finally allowed to leave the hospital. I was heavily… Read More
Barely Breathing:10 Secrets to Surviving Loss of Your Child, Now Available!
So today is the day!! Lydia’s 11th anniversary in heaven. Bittersweet for sure. However, I’m so blessed my book is here. Here is the amazon link! I would love to hear feedback from any of you who read this, via a review on Amazon and comment here too. When my sweet Lydia died, I had… Read More