Sometimes Memories Sneak Out…

  Sometimes memories sneak out of my eyes and roll down my cheeks. Before I can catch them. Before I even know they’re coming. I let them flow, embracing their healing touch. I was sitting minding my own business, scrolling Facebook as if I’d completed all my tasks for the day. PING! I have an instant […]

Surviving Trauma

Dear readers, I am surviving trauma and I fully believe that God did not allow me to experience the following heart breaking experience for nothing.  I trust that by telling my story, that I can be a friend, a listening ear, a shoulder to cry on for those who have also experienced something similar.  Please feel free […]

Becoming the Most Beautiful Woman in the World

As I dressed for bed tonight, I passed the mirror and thought, “Boy, this is not the body I had at 18!” But I’m not the woman I was at eighteen either. That woman hadn’t discovered her bravery, nor her strength, nor her beauty. The Woman I Was The woman I was at eighteen didn’t […]

8 Years Ago

  On Wednesday, I shared on Facebook that we were celebrating the anniversary of our son Harvey’s birth and short life.  It’s hard to believe that eight years have passed since that terribly hard time in our lives together.   Matthias (and Marrissa, Wyatt, and Rayna) never met his brother, and he had no clue […]


I’ve learned / realized this week that the grief process, is a process. Grief can sneak up on you. It can surprise you. Also, grief doesn’t come when you expect it. You can’t force yourself to grieve. Everyone grieves differently too. I like to have my friends around on anniversary days. My dh wants life […]