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Another year without you...

It’s always so depressing

     when I realize how long it’s been 

     since I’ve seen you; 

Let Me Help You With The Healing Of A Tragic Passing

  Tragedy Passings are some of the most difficult passings to heal from.  We wonder if our loved one suffered at the time of their passing and because we place so much focus upon the moment of their passing, it is as if we are stuck in that moment, trying to i

A Reason and Time for Every Matter Under Heaven… Even for a Samurai Warrior

A Reason and Time for Every Matter Under Heaven… Even for a Samurai Warrior

A Swallow-tail Butterfly Took to the Air...

A Swallow-tail Butterfly Took to the Air…


When Unspoken Grief Speaks

I turned 40 years old last week.  Today is the thirty-fifth anniversary of my mother’s death in a car accident.  For practically my whole life, the turning of the next year in my life and my mom’s death have been inextricably linked.  I can’t think of one without t


Since you've been gone

I keep thinking you're coming back.

I waited, day and night

But you never came.

Now...I am so torn...

At Times

At times the pain is so fresh
I can feel the stabbing through my heart.
Then there are times when
I can breathe normally.

At times I can almost
Smell your cologne. 
Then there are times when
I have a hard time seeing your face.

At times I think
I'll never be happy again. 
Then there are times when
I feel myself smile.

I Am a Phoenix

“I am a phoenix.”  We have all seen the commercials on TV where people are touting their degree from the online university.  Well, I am a phoenix also, but not the university kind.  I am like the mythical phoenix which was consumed by fire and arose from the ashes a new creature. This is my story.

Beloved son, brother, uncle, friend, and boyfriend

I’ve never been a stranger to grief. My mother and stepbrother were killed in a car accident when I was very young, and of course, almost every child experiences the loss of at least one grandparent. By the time I was twenty-one, I figured I could handle anything grief could throw my way. I felt incredibly strong, confident, and optimistic about the future. I had a great family, awesome friends, and an amazing boyfriend. I felt unstoppable.

Father's Day: One Year Later

O Muses, O high genius, now assist me!
O memory that didst write down what I saw,
Here thy nobility shall be manifest!
  ~ Canto II, The Inferno, The Divine Comedy Dante Alighier

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