Pet Loss

Pet Loss

The bond between a pet and owner is often stronger than one between people.  Pets love us unconditionally and without judgement.  They show true love and affection, and all they ask for is that love to be reciprocated.  No matter how many times you have to correct...
Mother’s Day Without Her Child

Mother’s Day Without Her Child

This is the last Mother’s Day post Donovan had written for me, and when it shows up on my FB memories, it always brings up bittersweet emotions.  I miss him so much! Each passing year brings dreams that I will never see him, or his bother achieve.  I will never see...
I am Drowning?

I am Drowning?

Unresolved grief can have the feeling of drowning.  As a Grief Specialists, we are well aware that death and divorce are the most common causes of grief our thoughts turn to when we consider grieving.  Several of us have hundreds of grieving experiences and never...
The Childless Mother

The Childless Mother

I was always the girl who seized the most out of life.  The one everyone else wanted to be around to lift their spirits, but now I feel so lonely because my heart is broken. –Brittani I can feel the weight of a thousand stones on my chest and I am not sure if it will...
The Best Grandmother for Ever

The Best Grandmother for Ever

UPDATE: Three years ago, my oldest daughter Lauren and I were in Kohl’s at Christmas time, when we came across an Elf on A Shelf in the box, complete with book and story for $39.95. We looked at each other and laughed, “Aren’t we lucky we don’t have to deal with...
The Best Grandmother for Ever…

The Best Grandmother for Ever…

It was February 2015. My husband Tony and I were preparing for the wedding of Brittani, our youngest child. Our oldest daughter Lauren and her husband Daniel had just arrived in town from Hawaii, and we were all sitting around the table when Lauren and Dan let us know...