Death anniversaries aren't never easy. Music is always here to help me get through the day. It's the only thing I can always count on for being there for me. The best thing about music is it's only speaks the truth but NEVER talks back when you questions what's being said. 1 ..."Speak to meWhen … Continue reading 10 Songs To Help Me Get Through Your Death Anniversary
Depression is creeping in my mind. I'm moving into a different kind of grief stage this year. My positive thoughts are fading in and out. I can't believe how much time has past. A full decade without you feels so unreal. How in the world did so much time past? Today, it feels as if … Continue reading A Decade Without You Feels So Unreal
I miss you so much.
Mommy Monday Guest post:
I couldn’t agree more! I don’t want to be just another Mom blog, or motherless blog , or fatherless blog! I want my blog to be about my life and everything in it. You may call this a hot mess, but it’s my choice not yours!
This isn’t a mom blog. But it is. Yet it isn’t. Believe it or not, I really am this indecisive!
But let me start by talking about boxes. Not physical boxes. The figurative boxes we put people into. This is really just a mental shortcut, an easy and effortless way to organize the world around us. But it oversimplifies things and misses the details that make all the difference.
Growing up, I was always put into boxes, boxes that were far from accurate. But I went along because I was afraid of revealing my true colors. Of letting people get close. Until college. I remember when I was selecting which one to attend. I was constantly drawn to the material of the one I ultimately chose. There was a student talking about thinking outside the box. Their response? “What box?” I wanted to go there. Then I took it a…
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Dear Dad, It’s your birthday. I can’t help but wonder what you would want or how we would celebrate. Would I be cooking you dinner at my house? Would I bake or buy you a cake for you? It’s a mystery I will never be able to crack. I can’t even remember the last birthday … Continue reading Letter To My Dad On His Birthday
The relationship between a child and her parent is unlike any other. This is the person who teaches her how to love, how to handle herself when she feels entirely overwhelmed, and how to stand up for herself like no other. And since losing them, they've inadvertently taught her how to survive on her own. … Continue reading To the Guy Who Loves a Girl With A Parent In Heaven
I wrote this poem for my father's funeral back in 2009.
I must rediscover who I am without your alive. I must pull away the sorrow and bring in the happiness again.
Don’t forget to breathe!
A dad is a girl's first love. A dad is a boy's first best friend. What happens when your first love or first best friend is gone? Your heart shatters into a million pieces. Everything around you becomes unfocused and unclear. You start questioning the meaning of your life. How do I cope? Will I … Continue reading To The Mom Grieving Over Her Father With Kids