“the quality of being thankful; readiness to show appreciation for and to return kindness” Last July, I had the opportunity to travel to Ethiopia with Cindy and Suzanne of Addis Jemari, two remarkable women who would become our foundation partners within weeks of...
Today one year ago, my life changed forever. I experienced a loss that I could never have anticipated, planned for or even conceived of. I lost my dear, sweet, barely 5-year-old son. April 14th, 2017, the world as I knew it, fell apart and I fell with it. It’s hard...
It is the Holy week for many Christians including myself. Now I do not claim to have any worthwhile theological knowledge. In fact if you were to test my ability to recount scripture or important biblical characters, I can guarantee, I would fail miserably. However,...
I am a teacher, wife, and a bereaved mother of 3. My writing journey began when our son Charlie died, shortly after his 5th birthday. It has been my outlet to process grief and continue to share Charlie’s life, beyond his death.
But along the way, it has become so much more… a space to share stories of my heroes- families, communities, and people who’s struggles far exceed my own.
While I will grieve for a lifetime, I will also live… with laughter, hope and a whole lot of love. Thank you for letting me share my story, Charlie’s story and Our stories.
It seems like the world has stopped running for Ahmaud Arbery – but we have not. Ahmaud has been on my mind ever since a friend first shared the story of the young man murdered while jogging with me several weeks ago. He’s rarely left my mind since. Ahmaud Arbery was a 25-year-old black man […]
I have been an emotional mess this last week. I can’t necessarily pinpoint why. Maybe it has just been a while since I’ve had a good cry. Maybe I have just had terrible PMS. Or maybe it’s because I’m just overwhelmed. Michael would likely say “Holy PMS, Batgirl!” But my guess it is the combination […]
These are unusual times for all of us. Whether you’re a person, business, or nonprofit, everyone is struggling to find their footing in this new normal. The uncertainty of it all is daunting, and many are taking a financial hit. This is true for nonprofits throughout the world, who have had to cancel upcoming fundraising […]