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

Soul Salve: How to Apply Protection For Your Soul

I spoke to a dear friend the other day, one who I hadn’t talked deeply with in years.  We exchanged stories of children and caught up on life.  She opened up about her personal struggles with work, marriage, parenting and life in general. I found she had really been fighting, over the years battling those… 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

The Ultimate Revelation of Faith

I didn’t really fathom the enormity of the meaning of Easter until after Lydia died, my adorable five-year old baby girl.   I knew absolutely nothing about death until July 16, 2008.  Prior to that, it was elusive to me. It was terrifying, and something I shied away from in every conversation that arose. Death was… Read More

A Day in the Life of a Grieving Mother

I woke up this morning and sat up on my bed, legs dangling towards the floor.  The heaviness of my eyes was overwhelming. I was exhausted, yet weirdly refreshed and thankful to find that the stinging of my bloodshot eyes had subsided after a few hours sleep. My mind didn’t waste any time reminding me… Read More

Sunday Musings

Just finishing up a nice relaxing weekend visiting with family and friends in Reno, NV.  Sometimes, you just got to put everything aside and unwind.  The weather here is absolutely beautiful, and I think it may hit 70 degrees today  After such a long winter buried in snow, I am craving the blue skies and sunshine.… Read More