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Often times in my journey there is a common question that comes up. What about their ashes? I don't want to share their ashes is that okay? I want to share their ashes in numerous places is that okay? I just can't seem to part with their ashes and I feel like I am not honoring their wishes, what do I do?

The answer to these questions is, there is absolutely no wrong way of handling their...


I’ve been asked on more than one occasion about HOPE. Where I found it, where do I continue to find it after my world has been shattered after losing my son Brian two years ago in a car accident. How did HOPE become the key word for me when I started my leadership support group which helps other parents after they have lost a child.

Hope was not easy to find. Here I am two years later...


That car accident and your death took away alot of things from you and I, but the one thing, the most important thing it could never take away, is my being your MOM! Because of you I am a MOM! Because of you I am #motherhoodrewritten...


I always have you on my mind
That's because your one of a kind
Your beautiful as well as sweet
I will always be here for you to tweet

My memories of us when we were younger
There was always so much food no one would complain about hunger

Thanksgiving was my favorite day
It was at Massapequa
Not far away

The memories I hold so near and dear to my...


I have been urged a lot lately to keep writing. I have slowed my roll, so to speak, often not wanting to write unless I had something encouraging to share, let’s be honest our world is bleak enough. However, I realized I write to of course keep Sky’s name alive, but also for me….because I need it…it is healing and somewhat therapeutic.  At the end of it all if I have helped just 1, then...


“I don’t say much anymore. I’m too bitter. I’m afraid of what will come out,” Wes said.

Wes hadn’t said much since his son Cole died. Cole was a smart, good-looking, well-liked athlete....


One day your life became my memories

Those memories I won’t ever let fade

I think of you and I still smile



“I feel like I’m going crazy…” It’s a phrase I have heard from so many grievers. It can be just this feeling that brings someone to a support group after the loss of a loved one. There are many...


"I can't sit still. When I try, my insides quiver. My mind is like a room full of superballs, bouncing randomly in all directions. Sometimes, my head hurts with all the activity," Brad said....


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