Addiction and the Destruction left Behind

I wonder how we could prevent the grieving process but unfortunately grieving is necessary when it comes to those we love.

The Murder of the American Dream and the Rebirth of Hope

“Mike it is hard to realize how a complete nothing, a zero like that, could kill a man like President Kennedy was.” -Jack Ruby Yes it takes some time to read the 650+ pages of “The Death of a President.” It’s like a part of you almost believes that if you read slowly you can…

Evil Children and the Cost of Fame

As I lay in bed writing this post I am thankful for the coffee by my bed side and that my son is safely tucked in bed.  It has taken days to wrap my head around the tragedy that has unfolded in BC.  As a parent it is every women’s worst nightmare and as a…

Brave Like Gabe

I know for some of us the constant battle of what the meaning of life is and what exactly does all this mean. We see horrific events unfold before our very eyes what appears to be minute by minute. In a world that has stopped evolving and now sits every so slight teetering back and…

Review: Grieving the Death of a Pet (by Betty J. Carmack)

“It is true we mourned, but it is also true we found comfort. Hear and trust the enduring wisdom of the scripture passage, “…Blessed are they that mourn for they will be comforted…”…a time to heal…a time for peace…(Betty J Carmack) For those that have been following you know that my journey to enlightenment began…

Grief and other mixed emotions…

Sunday, family day. The day where families come together to celebrate, laugh, cry and arm themselves for the week ahead. Sunday was supposed to be a day for deeper discoveries of the dynamics that is my family, in particular my husband. Unfortunately for one our family has become one smaller. It has been one year…

Working through grief in 3 steps

We all remember the moments in our lives that have had the biggest impact. We can remember the time, the feel, the smell and the aura that enveloped us with its presence. One year ago today our cat, Herbert, that we only had for just over a year lost a painful battle with urinary crystals….

RIP Herbert

Made a pot of coffee sitting here crying while my lil peanut sleeps. I look back on the week and find myself trying to make deals, deals that I know are impossible to come true. I knew going into all this it was Herbert’s last chance. I assumed because as a family we had been…