Mommy Marcia: A Love Letter on Mother’s Day 2021

My mother is resiliency personified. Strength, determination, and the embodiment of “keep moving forward”. She’s known grief I’ve never had to endure; losing her father, stepfather, and mother all by the time she was 32 and then burying her eldest child a few years ago. Through all of her 60+ years, my mom keeps movingContinue reading “Mommy Marcia: A Love Letter on Mother’s Day 2021”

Motivational Monday Poem: Mourning Glory

Stolen, lost, ripped away Taken far too soon Hearts bleed for the ones No longer present in time or space Souls journey on to a place unknown Resting at home in both peace and power As the ones who mourn Struggle to move forward While time stands still We remain, our lives forever changed ScarsContinue reading “Motivational Monday Poem: Mourning Glory”

42 and Counting: Why I’m Celebrating Another Year

As I approach my 42nd birthday this week, I do so as a survivor of congenital heart disease, depression, and anxiety. I am glad to be alive for if my suicide attempt twenty-six years ago had been successful, I would have missed my sisters’ weddings, the birth of their children, meaningful friendships, and life-changing theatreContinue reading “42 and Counting: Why I’m Celebrating Another Year”

Celebrating My Sister – One Year Later

I couldn’t let this week go by without acknowledging the fact that it’s now been a full year since my older sister, Jen, passed away. I expected to be a blubbering mess as the date approached but find that I’m doing okay. I dream about her most nights and think about her every day, butContinue reading “Celebrating My Sister – One Year Later”

Mourning My Sister Through Writing

I’ve stated many times that the words I choose matter. I believe that I write because my spirit craves to do so. Sometimes the words flow effortlessly and other times it’s not just the pen that runs dry. I know firsthand that writing can work as a healthy outlet during times of emotional or spiritualContinue reading “Mourning My Sister Through Writing”