Being Real, family, Grief, Healing, Hurt and Pain, Kids, Kids and grief, Learning to Live, Life, Sad, Scars, this is us

The Pain is Worth the Cost

The pain of losing a spouse and watching your kids grieve the loss of their parent, brings a sorrow that I can't quite put into words. It's unlike any feeling I could've ever even imagined. It is said that "it" gets better in time. Just give it time. Time heals all wounds. As well meaning… Continue reading The Pain is Worth the Cost

family, Grief, Healing, Hurt and Pain, Kids, Kids and grief, Learning to Live, Life, Mental Health Awareness, Sad, this is us

This is us

This picture popped up today. If ever there was a picture that captured our little family, without words, this would be it. We laughed. A lot. We smiled. A lot. I sometimes look at old pictures and see the difference in our eyes and our smiles. They’ve changed. I see pictures or think of old… Continue reading This is us

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Bringing Light to Dark Places

How do you start your day?  Coffee?  Shower? Excercise? Excited to get your day started?Hitting snooze 15 times? Dreading what is ahead?  To be perfectly honest (and this makes me cringe to say this) each morning starts with dread; the moment I open my eyes.  At least, it has been that way.  I would wake… Continue reading Bringing Light to Dark Places

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Kids n’ Grief 

As incredibly difficult as it has been to deal with pain and loss as an adult, I cannot even begin to imagine what it is like for children. Sure, I see the ways they struggle and I’ve been there to witness how the void left by the loss of their Father effects them. But, I… Continue reading Kids n’ Grief