Independence Day Pastimes-Riding the Grief Waves

Sharing again, a post I wrote two years ago…. July. It’s here. Bittersweet. It’s a sweet month for our nation, one in which we should all give thanks.  Yet on the other hand, for me, its sharpness once again caught me by surprise, saturating my soul and wetting my face with the painful sting of… Read More

While We’re Waiting

Psalm 27:14  Wait patiently for the Lord, be brave and courageous.   One wouldn’t think that after ten years, a parent whose child has died, would need to take a “retreat,” now would they? After all, it’s been ten years right? Time to get over it and move on, and quit dwelling in the past? Easy… Read More

7 Amazing Gift Ideas for Your Kids That Won’t Cost You a Dime

“Breath is the finest gift of nature. Be grateful for this wonderful gift.” ― Amit Ray I was enjoying getting lost in the large store, books piled high on every shelf. It seemed it didn’t have an end as I navigated my way through the vast categories of books. As I sat perusing my fingers through some… Read More

A Look Back..Seven Years Ago

  Today marks nine years since Lydia departed to heaven. I found this blog post I wrote a couple of years ago and wanted to share.    Thinking of all of you grieving hearts and sending prayers of peace and love. Hope is just around the corner.   My travels last weekend brought me through another five hours alone… Read More

A Glimpse Into Sibling Grief- 9 Years Later

This boy. Up to my elbows in warm bubbly water, I let out a sigh as I loaded the dishwasher. Seems like the vicious cycle never ends. I looked out the window hoping these dishes would miraculous disappear, when he walked in behind me, grabbed a piece of pizza and leaned against the counter as… Read More

Kind Words and the Impact of an Extraordinary Nurse

These stories never get old.  Sharing one dear to my heart in honor of National  Nurses Week. Hearing of parents mourning the loss of their children due to sudden and traumatic ways, brings back vivid memories to me, knowing the helpless feeling all too well.    The devastating losses of others, is was a strong reminder… Read More