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It is my turn to focus on me

to be the person I want to be

I've been through battles 

I've won the war 

Thats what is important

and so much more

Ive received my degree

life, opportunities and the life I know

Is one I always had to learn and grow

i am proud of who I've become

I am proud for pursuing my dreams

and making...


To my Dear Friend

Times are hard, n life can be ruff
Just remember do not value stuff
That's all we have n need no more
For life's biggest gift is health for sure
I often wonder how this can be
More important than anyone but me
Always value your self and others
Just likes it is your sisters and brothers
We all need love and forget the hate


As The Holidays approach, I find myself reflecting on the past four and a half years without my son Brayden. What follows is mostly a brain dump to help me come to terms with my thoughts, but hopefully, by sharing my raw thoughts and feelings, you may find similarities and know you aren’t alone.

My Son Brayden died on February 29, 2012 during the night at the age of 5. He had apparently...


I wake up every morning

And Hug your mother tight

Wishing I had dreamt of you

While I slept through the night


I know the day is beckoning

I’ve so much work ahead

But I just want to hold your mom



As the wind picks up your ashes

And they fly throughout the air



Grief Holidays

I was going to start this article explaining why it was being written. Something like, “For most of us, throughout our lives, we anticipate the arrival of the holidays...


The Empty  Magic Chair

With the holidays lurking around the corner, we are reminded of the celebrations that we will miss with our loved ones who have past.  It can be extremely painful.  This is the time of year when I start to hear about...


Finding support following the loss of a loved one can create great challenges for the griever. In the beginning, if we’re lucky, we will be surrounded by family and friends. Calling to check in, dropping off food, asking if there’s anything they can do to help…in the early days of a loss we may not...


This weekend I was invited to speak at the...


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