I was so inspired by how good it felt to let go of my pain that I decided to become a Grief Specialist so that I might help others free themselves from their pain. All seemed right in my world until nine years later when I was given horrific news yet again, that my oldest son Donovan was killed in a motorcycle accident 12 days shy of his twenty-first birthday on 7/2/2015.

I’m not going to pretend that being a Grief Specialist made that loss any easier. I thought I was going to end up in the grave with him. This time, I had lost not only another child, but my friend. Being a Grief Specialist has taught me that everything I was feeling was normal and that it is possible to move from surviving to thriving. As a griever myself, I am able to share in the pain my clients are feeling and teach them the skills they need to mend their broken hearts and enjoy a life worth living.