How I Survived The First Christmas Without My Daughter

It had been five months since Lydia passed away and that dreaded first Christmas had snuck up on me. A festive holiday when it seemed there was nothing to celebrate, and it was here whether I liked it or not.  Had I forgotten about the real meaning of Christmas? Absolutely. Completely focused on myself and… Read More

Finding Faith When Your Soul is Empty-Part II

Finding and maintaining faith can be extremely difficult. However, one thing I have learned is that acquiring faith is even harder when you don’t love yourself. First and foremost, we must find self-forgiveness and trust while opening our hearts to the idea of loving ourselves.  We all get to those places in life where we… Read More

Stop Running and Find Your Way

I turned on Joyce Meyer a few days ago…my late night battery re-charger. It was all in the  message, STOP RUNNING FROM GOD… really? I felt like it was without a doubt tailored exclusively just for me.  I wanted to pull the blanket over my head and hide, so no one would notice… but I noticed…I… Read More

Complicated, Extraordinary and Inexplicable Love

I laid down and then it hit me. The exhaustion that had consumed me, the emotions of writing my memoir and everything in between. Typically, I tend to keep myself so busy with work and children, that I don’t realize I am skimming over the important things in life cruising on auto pilot, not giving… Read More