A few weeks ago a sweet neighbor of mine sent me this picture of Charlie. The picture was taken by her husband on our first Christmas in the our neighborhood. I don’t even remember the picture being taken, but I do remember the context. We had been invited to dinner...
I have been in some deep grief over the past few weeks. As is typical for me, I have memories of Charlie or moments of sadness that “pop up” at inopportune times and, instead of allowing myself to stop and feel them, I push them back in my grief box. After awhile,...
As human beings, we are created to love and take care of one another. For most of us, it’s an innate desire to not see suffering or sadness and to fulfill the needs of another. With all the present buying and gift giving around the holidays, society has implored us to...
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 […]