The Birth of a Dream – Hope House….

Smoky Mountain trip. Shame and social anxiety in grief. Danny’s death. Phoebe is sick. Joking about a vacation home. Making it mean something. The birth of a Dream. When dreams […]

Lessons In Heartache #4

Written 8/22/2013 Lesson #4)  Learning to Live With Realistic Expectations Hope and sorrow. Two words you never expect to tie together. They seem to be polar opposites, in fact. Some […]

Lessons in Heartache #3

Written 8/16/13 Lesson #3) Everything is the same as before – but it will never be the same. Tonight I went to a family birthday party. No, this is not […]

Learning to live again

In the beginning, I didn’t understand how it was possible to ever return to my previously normal daily life after I lost Lucy. We are different after the loss of […]

Not Right Now

Today, I am ok. I am happy and able to enjoy life after the loss of our daughter. But that hasn’t been the case for very long. Three years ago […]

Empty Hands, Open Heart

I have always loved Anne of Green Gables. Her red hair, her zest for life, her thirst for knowledge, her desire to be a great writer, and most of all, […]

Journal entries from fall 2013

Journal entries from fall of 2013: 2/5/2017 It’s been 3 ½ years since we lost our daughter. We have been through dark days and come out with hope. No, there […]