What if it Happens Again?

What if it Happens Again?

Extreme Grief is strange. The trauma causes such a disconnect between the body, mind, and spirit. And from what I learned, I’m not sure you ever fully recover from it. Extreme Grief can make you do things that your mind will tell you is completely irrational, like...
The Privilege of Choice

The Privilege of Choice

The last week has been a mixed bag of emotions for me, Michael and our family. Coming off of Christmas trips, celebrating the New Year with friends and all of the interactions, thoughts and emotions that go along with those events, left me in a tailspin.  And as...
Charlie’s Library and Tutoring Center

Charlie’s Library and Tutoring Center

As a former kindergarten teacher with a passion for early literacy,  watching someone learn how to read is something I cherish. Seeing that light bulb go on in a child’s mind as they finally connect something, watching their eagerness to learn and watching them...
2019 Year in Review

2019 Year in Review

It seems like I blinked and 2019 is already gone. It’s crazy to me that we’re just a few weeks away from 2020 — and that yet another year without Charlie has gone by.  My husband, Michael, would likely say this is something I need to do more of: stopping, breathing...
Jesus in a Pringles Cup

Jesus in a Pringles Cup

Recently, Ellie brought home her Christmas project from school.  It was the same sweet nativity scene Charlie created three Christmases ago and last Christmas he share with us on Earth. So many emotions were placed on the table where Ellie put her manger scene, right...
My Favorite Jedi

My Favorite Jedi

Approximately 6 months after Charlie was born, it was announced that Star Wars was sold to Disney and the 7th movie in the series would be released in December of 2015.  My favorite movies growing up were always Star Wars. Nothing else. I would talk about them and...
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