Over the past decade or so I have realized that things that once I would’ve taken for granted have begun to affect me in a deep and often painful way. The loss of my mother to cancer. My sister losing her precious puppy Bert, and now my friend Kris losing her beautiful baby […]

     A few years ago I met Kris on a website called get glue. It was a fun site at the time. You checked into movies, you checked into books, you checked into music. And for your efforts you were awarded stickers. And after you accumulated 20 stickers you could send off for the […]

     There are experiences we go through in life where we will never forget where we were when we got “the news”.       September 11, 2001 when the Twin Towers fell as America suffered the worst terrorist attack in her history.       November 22, 1963 when President Kennedy was assassinated. And no […]

     Waking up on July 20, 2016, I don’t know, maybe something felt a little different. Maybe that’s why I sent a text to my youngest son, Christopher, asking if anything exciting was happening that day. His response set in motion a day that would change his life, his girlfriend Lauren’s life, and definitely […]

     Sometimes life is funny. Other times it’s just down right cruel. When you do the absolute best you can for others, whether helping a family member out who is short on bill money or watching someone’s kids for years so they can make a living, you should reap more than losing your best […]

     Today marks the 9 year anniversary of the death of my favorite person that has ever lived. Her life, her love, her guidance, her spirit, and her kindness not only helped me through my darkest days but also made me the person I am today. I can’t help but smile when I think […]

There is nothing harder to deal with than jealousy in someone you care about. It seems no matter how hard you try to reassure them that nothing gets through. So you start to drift away. Further and further until the distance is so great that only the thinnest thread is left holding things together. Then […]