I read this note often as it hasn’t left our refrigerator door since it came home in Charlie’s bookbag over two years ago. The note from Charlie’s preschool teachers on the last Thanksgiving he spent with us is perfection. It truly embodies the little boy that I was...
Our beautiful boy was born on March 22nd, 2012. However, it wasn’t until recently, I discovered that my “spark”, Charlie, and Giving Tuesday, a movement encouraging the giving of self, resources, and gifts to others shared the same birth year. I have reflected so much...
You might not immediately associate a child with loving school. Instead, you might think of the daily fights to get dressed and there on time. There were of course totally those fights of getting up and dressed for Charlie. However, the difference was as soon as he...
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 […]