I started my blog a few years ago and entitled it Grieving Gumdrops: The Sweeter Side of Grief. It had been a few years after my daughter Lydia had passed away and I was at a place where I needed to recognize my blessings and focus on the positive in order to keep my own… 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
Yes, That’s My Scar-Let Me Tell You the Story.
Whether it’s the large scar on my leg resembling claw marks from the barbed wire fence when I was 17, the circular scar from the mole removed 15 years ago, or the jagged lines that reside on my upper arm from the car accident, scars tell stories of our challenges in life. We remember the… 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
One Essential Secret to Surviving Loss of Your Child
One Essential Secret to Surviving Loss of Your Child I’m playing catch up as I took last week off to travel to beautiful Sedona, Arizona with my mom and daughter, for the first Ellie’s Way Getaway. It was an amazing week filled with adventure and discovery. During our time together in Arizona, we were able… Read More
A Letter to the Mother I Never Wanted to Be
We mothers will never forget those precious moments when we held our children in our arms for the very first time. We cuddled our babies, sniffing these little miracles swaddled in blankets as we stared in awe of what we have just experienced. Overflowing with unconditional love for our children, our hearts are forever changed.… Read More