I pretty much hate being a bereaved mother with every curse word out there and every fiber of my being. It sucks. It is hard and awful and I am so tired of crying all. the. time. And just when I think I’m starting to function like a human being again, grief comes in and… Continue reading My Son’s Messages From Beyond the Grave
Would you believe me if I told you I found a verified way to bring happiness into your life? A recipe that works every time? It’s nothing new. I’m sure you’ve heard of it before. But it’s something that has saved me in a lot of ways over the course of the last eleven months.… Continue reading A Secret to Finding Happiness
I about broke down this last weekend. Saturday morning started out with my five year old daughter almost flooding our kitchen. She managed to get into the sink, plug it up, completely fill both sides with water, along with my houseplants, orchids, and a handful of raw eggs she smashed that had been sitting on… Continue reading Given More Than We Can Handle
Do you ever feel conflicted by the different forces within you? After losing someone so special to me to death, I often feel mixed emotions coming from my spiritual self and my earthly self. Easter weekend has definitely brought to the forefront a variety of perspectives. This is our first Easter without Covey. I… Continue reading Was I Really Cheated?
This weekend will mark one year since Covey was baptized a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Many people, including members of our own family were confused why he would be baptized since he was born with the neuro-genetic condition Angelman Syndrome (AS). We were concerned because in our church it… Continue reading Baptism for the Neurodiverse
This last Saturday marked eight months since our oldest son Covey drowned in the lake near our house. Eight long and yet oddly fast months. Eight months of living in an alternate reality that I somehow got thrown into against my will. Some days I feel almost “normal”now, but for me that still means sporadically… Continue reading Writing My Story