On November 28th, 2017 my life was flipped completely upside down. It was bedtime at our home. We were getting my two children (ages 5 and 3 at the time) and Jalen’s son (age 2 at the time) ready for bed. We had been at a Christmas event at my children’s school that night and […]Read More The night that changed my entire world
This little boy of mine never ceases to absolutely amaze me. He is brave, bold, strong and courageous. He takes problems and faces them head on. He seeks answers even knowing those answers may be hard to hear. He’s wise beyond his years and reminds me daily. He’s been struggling wondering why some of his […]Read More Priorities from a six year olds perspective
How far away does the year 2034 feel to you? Go ahead. Think about it. Think about all the years between now and 2034. All the things that can happen. All the milestones your family or your children will meet. It feels pretty far away, huh? I’ll admit when I first saw it, it felt […]Read More 2034
This week I’ve had several people approach me with hard conversation topics. I’m not sure why they’ve all been piled into this week, but whew, I’m surviving them one by one. They’ve been all over the map really ranging from Jayda, her murderer, Quincy’s struggles, or the big bad D word (dating/why I’m not). I […]Read More Darling, be patient with yourself.
There’s a few things that no one really talks about after a loss. One of those things is how guilty you might feel in your moments of feeling happy again. To whoever needs to hear this….please do not feel guilty for healing. There will be hard times. There will always be a piece of your […]Read More The guilt that comes with healing after loss
We live in a society now that feels entitled to opinions. More importantly, a society that feels like voicing their opinions trumps everything. It doesn’t matter where the opinion came from, who’s feelings it hurts to voice it, or the consequences that might come with it. Social media has been a huge piece of how […]Read More Who you say I am. ❤️
I have known from very early on in this chapter of my life that God had a purpose for this journey. My hope is that through sharing my story I can educate, inspire, and empower those who choose to follow along with me. I appreciate you. ❤️Read More The good, the bad, and the ugly. ❤️
Grief is tough. Trauma might be even harder. I struggle back and forth between which one might be worse. We both struggle with PTSD as well as grieving the loss of our girl. At 27, it’s HARD to deal with all of it. I try to give myself some grace on days that are just […]Read More Loving your grieving child