Walking through the journey of pain and loss, with purpose.Holding on to the hope of the joy that lies ahead.

I wrote that 5 years ago. Although much has changed; so much of that is still the same.  It’s crazy to look back and see how far I’ve come.  “They” say time heals all wounds. Does it really?? Most people don’t understand that no matter how much time goes by, you don’t stop loving someone […]

When you think of the word grief, I think it’s safe to say that you automatically think of the death of a loved one. The process one goes through as they deal with that loss. Although that is accurate, I truly believe that grief is so much more than that. In a divorce situation, you […]

So, I have always hated hearing a couple of phrases.  1) It’s time to move on.  2) It’s time to let go.  They are like nails down a chalkboard and they hurt my heart. If you have never lost someone close to you, you couldn’t imagine how hurtful those words can be. And the mere […]

In a class I took awhile back I read about the fears that lead us to believe things that are not true. Some of these fears are: The fear of failure The fear of rejection The fear of condemnation We feel like we have to paint a picture for others that we have everything under […]

There is a quote that I love that always makes me think. I have a big ugly scar on my leg. That’s what I think when I look at it. Ugly. In the past I have been really self conscious about it. Most summers I wore long pants to cover it. I hated when I […]

We were clueless.  We couldn’t have known.  We got in a car together just as we had several times a day for 14+ years.  We cranked up the music.  We pulled out of the driveway.  For the last time.  Five years ago today my kids and I lost the single most important person in our […]