Keeping a Journal and looking back

When my daughter returned from Greece, after her long summer there, memories of us as a family and our time together came flooding back to me. I have been in deep thought for a while now and the reason why I've been absent from this blog. For as long as I can remember, I've kept... Continue Reading →

Teen Birthday Parties

My daughter was invited to a boy's birthday party and she is only 13. Not knowing the kid, I decided to call the parents to inquire about the party.  There was no answer so I left a voicemail. After introducing myself, I asked if there was going to be parental supervision, what the agenda was... Continue Reading →

Mom…

I just wanted to tell you that it has been four years since you’ve been gone. This year in particular has been spent in thoughts of you. It is said that it is easier as time goes by and that the pain slowly fades but whoever said that has no idea what they are talking... Continue Reading →

One year ago today…

I left wounded and hurt....totally messed up as a human being. Today, I am healed and trying to get my life back on track. It has been a long road over the last year. I found it very difficult to pick myself up off the floor while still bleeding, get my things together and walk... Continue Reading →

This is the tattoo I had put on in January of 2009, a month after arriving back to the states. It is right over my heart, or what's left of it anyway.  When people ask to see it and question me about it, I just say, “I was shot thru the heart and I never... Continue Reading →

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