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Reality of Grief

Grief is messy and ugly,
but it’s our reality.

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Walk Your Own Path

I saw this posted on Facebook by Lessons Learned in Life and it really hit home. I spent the majority of my life doing exactly what this says you shouldn’t do. I was always apologizing. I was always making excuses about why I made certain decisions or chose to do something a certain way. Why? […]

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Be Careful With Your Words

When someone you love leaves this earth, you are shattered and life as you know it will never be the same. Not sure why this is on my mind and heart tonight, but it is, so I’m writing about it. Typically when someone passes away, you hear everything good about that person. Regardless of how […]

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Kids and Grief

Kids & Grief

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The Pain is Worth the Cost

The pain of losing a spouse and watching your kids grieve the loss of their parent, brings a sorrow that I can’t quite put into words. It’s unlike any feeling I could’ve ever even imagined. It is said that “it” gets better in time. Just give it time. Time heals all wounds. As well meaning […]

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Is There Really a Choice?

I’ll be honest, there have been several times where I truly wanted to throat punch someone who said to me that happiness is a choice. I often thought to myself, “how in the world is it as easy as saying that I choose to be happy when I feel so bad?” I have even told […]

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This is us

This picture popped up today. If ever there was a picture that captured our little family, without words, this would be it. We laughed. A lot. We smiled. A lot. I sometimes look at old pictures and see the difference in our eyes and our smiles. They’ve changed. I see pictures or think of old […]

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Bringing Light to Dark Places

How do you start your day?  Coffee?  Shower? Excercise? Excited to get your day started?Hitting snooze 15 times? Dreading what is ahead?  To be perfectly honest (and this makes me cringe to say this) each morning starts with dread; the moment I open my eyes.  At least, it has been that way.  I would wake […]

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Wishing time away

This was written by my beautiful (inside & out) 15 year old daughter who has been through way more than any child should have to go through. She has a gift. It spoke to me and where I’m at in this season of life. It was too good not to share. Hopefully it encourages someone […]

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Kids n’ Grief 

As incredibly difficult as it has been to deal with pain and loss as an adult, I cannot even begin to imagine what it is like for children. Sure, I see the ways they struggle and I’ve been there to witness how the void left by the loss of their Father effects them. But, I […]

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