Some days are cold and gray Damp and dark, they fade away Without notice; Until replaced by Bright yellow and soft petals. Mixed drops of water From angry clouds and sad eyes Free fall; Evaporating to reveal Bright yellow and soft petals. At the close of each day As your memory seeps further away From… Read More Bright Yellow and Soft Petals
I’ve always loved quilts. They’re so homey and comforting. Their rustic charm, yet intricate design, hits an artistic spot that few things in life can. The best of both worlds: true artisanship meets retro simplicity. Our first Christmas after we lost our son, I received my favorite quilt from my husband. Embellished in a patchwork… Read More A Quilt of Memories
It seemed like this day would never come! After countless hours spent: writing, editing, re-writing, re-editing, designing, and after one final, gut-wrenching, proofing…it has arrived. Today, my debut novel is available for so many other eyes to peruse its pages. I can let the two tired ones I call my own, rest. Let me tell you though,… Read More Publication Day!
A stone laying dedication ceremony for deceased children is an event at which my naive self never imagined I would attend. Yet, unknown twists and turns we all navigate through our lives became manifest, and following life’s winding path, it had led to this exact place on an early autumn Sunday. The typically clear, crisp… Read More Nature Also Grieved
In the spring, we planted a memorial garden for Josh. Most varieties we chose specifically for their attraction to butterflies and hummingbirds. However, one plant in particular, I consider to be the “showstopper” in the garden. The allure came initially from its majestic appearance, which is now undermined by the plant’s reputation. “The Angelica flower… Read More Memorial Garden