Grief Diaries-“A Village Of People Helping People”

  I have to tell you all, that I am honored to be a member and co-author of the Grief Diaries Anthology Series.  These books literally touch your heart and bring a sense of compassion and cohesiveness, as individuals share their experiences through a myriad of topics including grief and loss while shedding light on hope that lies ahead. Grief Diaries-Will… Read More

Strengthening Faith Through Trials-My Goals For 2017

We had just spent three and a half hours on icy snow covered roads, listening to whining children, four of them to be exact, arguing with discontent in the back seat.  I personally, had had enough and was bursting to receive the freedom awaiting me, as my car pulled into the driveway. We were home.… Read More

Thanksgiving Blessings-Reflections From A Mom Who Lost, Yet Won

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 8lbs 2 oz. and covered in a full head of dark hair.  Heavily medicated and exhausted, I couldn’t believe… Read More

Finding 40-What Grief Has Taught Me Over The Years

Well here it is. It came rolling in with a bang! (Hardly! Unless you consider scrubbing dirty dishes and doing piles of laundry long into the night!) Somehow I thought it would be different. In my 20’s, I always envisioned by life at 40, happy, career driven with a wonderful family and not a care… Read More

Inconsistent and Odd- The Spacing Of My Children and the Mention of the Dreaded Gap

Last week it was school conferences for my boys. Conferences are always a joy to go to, presenting a nice opportunity to get that individual time to chat with the teacher about your child. It always gives me some surprise insights into the wild little personalities of my kids. While at my oldest son’s fifth… Read More

Spirit Filled Easter

Sharing my post from last year…Love this time of year… With Easter right around the corner, I can’t help but think of my last Easter with Lydia. We had always enjoyed the sunrise service in the middle of the desert.   There’s nothing quite like getting up at 4 AM, throwing the kids in the car,… Read More