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A poem about loss. Continue reading

You Just Never Know

As I sat this morning at my picnic table trying to write, the tears flowing freely making my page harder and harder to see, I realized the perspective this was giving me. All of the drama and stresses that have been surrounding me lately melted away. They suddenly seemed so small and unimportant. Continue reading

Even Though

I Think of Her

I think of her every day. I think of her all the time. I miss her every moment. But it’s days like today that I think of her and play the wondering game. Today is Mother’s Day and it’s days like today that I play the wondering game. I wonder if she’d be here spending … Continue reading

The Pain

To live a life In pain and drained Hurting and tired With little relief And grief for the life once lived I give and give But it’s never enough So tough It through The pain!

She’d Be 22

Today is my daughter Ashley’s birthday. We don’t get to celebrate like most familys do because she is now a little angel in heaven. We write her notes on balloons and send these special little cards up into the air for her to catch. Some years are just harder than others. She’s been gone for … Continue reading

A Different Kind Of Birthday Celebration

My daughter was 8 years old when she was taken from us. Just 8 birthday celebrations into her life before it was over. She was taken 6 months before her 9th birthday. Exactly halfway through her 8th year. I hadn’t moved on to good days and bad days yet when her birthday rolled around. I … Continue reading

Thirteen Years Have Passed

Grieving the loss of a child different for every one of us. It is a unique journey that forever changes your life. It doesn’t matter how old you are or how old your child was when it happened. The loss of one’s child is a traumatic experience and each parent will experience this loss in … Continue reading

Paying it Forward

When our daughter passed back in 2000, we were devastated emotionally, spiritually and financially. Had it not been for the kindness of friends, family, and amazing community members who we didn’t even know, the financial burden this would have placed on our already emotionally broken family would have been too great. Our family has never … Continue reading

Dearest Daughter

Dearest Daughter, I miss you every single day more than you could ever begin to comprehend. I am so sorry I wasn’t there in that moment that you needed me the most. I will never regret anything in my life the way I regret that. You are my precious, beautiful, amazing angel and I love … Continue reading