To My Dearest Son Braedon, It’s been two years, 24 months, 730 agonizing days, 17,520 hours, two birthdays, two Christmases, two Easter's, two Mother’s Days, two Father's Days since you were called home. It feels like a thousand years since I was able to look into your sparkling eyes, see a room light up with … Continue reading 17,520 hours Since we Had to Say Goodbye
Do you have kids the salesman asked? No, I awkwardly reply. It just feels wrong to burden a stranger in this way. To bring him into my world and leave him lost for words to say; feeling guilty over something he had no part of and can do nothing about. No. It doesn’t seem right … Continue reading Still a Mom: For all the Momma’s who are Grieving this Mother’s Day
I almost forgot to share this amazing news with all of you! Earlier this month I had the honor of receiving The Ladies of Influence, Lady of Resilience Award. Life has been so crazy ever since that I haven't had the chance to share this with all of you and to express my sincere gratitude … Continue reading A Dedication to my Angel Son
Get More out of Life Be Present. So many of us are struggling with this one. We’re living in a fast paced world and we barely have time to slow down and focus on the present moment. We’re so connected it’s hard to focus on what’s happening right now and be completely present in what … Continue reading 5 Ways to get More out of Life!
Where do I even begin? You were home to some of the best and some of the worst moments and days of my life. You wrapped up a twisted wild ride and delivered it over a decade. I experienced more love and joy than I ever dreamed possible. I became a doer, a seeker and … Continue reading To the Decade that Tried to Break Me!
My eyes were closed, my lips trembled and a few tears overflowed dispite my best effort to keep them abayas. I focused on my breath. Deep breaths. Slow breaths. Inhaling through my nose, filling my chest and releasing through my mouth as I tried to keep it together. Although I was sitting uncomfortably in hard … Continue reading Changed by Loss
#100BRAVETHINGS #19 This past Sunday I was #bravelikebraedon and completed #100bravethings #19 at Be the Balance Retreat. I took the stage in front of an audience of 130; over four times the size of the largest crowd I had previously spoken in front of. As the speaker up before me took the stage I could … Continue reading THE HARDEST WORDS I’VE EVER SAID OUT LOUD
Even Though I'm Living Every Parents Worst Nightmare Even though I had to live through another holiday without Braedon. Even though I had an amazing weekend with my family but still felt unbelievable lonely. Even though I smiled while quietly aching under the surface. Even though I woke today feeling incredibly empty, I also felt … Continue reading Creating Light in Darkness: Gratitude Through Loss
Sponsored by uresta You’re here, so I’m assuming that grabbed your attention. Maybe you can relate or you were just looking for a funny story. The truth is, I both exaggerated and downplayed the issue in the title. If I’m being completely honest I didn’t actually pee my pants but it’s been an issue for … Continue reading I Peed My Pants Once! #100bravethings #18
LET GO OF NEGATIVE THINKING AND MINDSET & DITCH YOUR INNER MEAN GIRL ONCE & FOR ALL! IN ALL SERIOUSNESS THIS IS SOMETHING SO MANY PEOPLE REALLY STRUGGLE WITH. Many people struggle with the inner mean girl who has taken up residence their minds and attacks them on the regular. Let's call her Pam. If … Continue reading Ditch your Inner Mean Girl