I have learned to live alongside my grief as I become one with it.
There is a new hobby going on at our house lately that is providing some unexpected benefits. As a lady that reaches 5 foot 1 inches I always was a little tippy toed when I rode my two wheeled motorcycles. I have had my motorcycle license since I started my divorce proceeding from my first … Continue reading Spyder Family Time
I have a list a hundred miles long of things I have stuffed into my ''Don't Think About' box. Things that were too hard to deal with at the moment. The number one job my brain has is protecting me. It is REALLY good at it's job. It always has helped me to get through … Continue reading Unpacking my ‘Don’t Think About’ Box
I grew up having to make due with what I had. I learned how to fix things out of necessity. Cooking was an experiment made out of whatever we had available. Basically the theme of my formative years was, don't ask, just do what needs to be done. I learned at a young age to … Continue reading Like Minded Ladies
I was about sixteen when I first thought about getting a tattoo. It wasn't even an option at the time. I would think about what I wanted. Where I would put it. This little dream went around and around in my mind for quite a few years. I made a deal with myself that if … Continue reading Me and My Tattoos
I don't know how long my parents knew each other before they got married. I do know a few snippets of life before I was a thought. My paternal grandfather Walter, who was born on July 4th, was the youngest male in his family. His father was also the youngest of his family and had … Continue reading In The Beginning
I have had many names throughout my lifetime. I believe people live up to the name they are called and the feeling that name evokes in the person who owns the name. Not everyone believes as I do. I have this opinion because of my experiences within my life. I was born Francene Marie Houle. … Continue reading The Story Behind My Name
Family. When did 'family' become a word that could bring up so many mixed emotions. Happiness, anger, abandonment, love, loneliness, sadness, betrayal, passion, loyalty, selfless, selfish, so many feelings have been connected to this one word. In the Websters dictionary you find a definition that a family is "the basic unit in society traditionally consisting … Continue reading Real Family
Where to begin is always the hardest step in any process. It is change and change is uncomfortable. I am taking that first step forward into the next phase of my life. A journey without chaos. It is hard to believe but I have come to a place where I see my future is in … Continue reading Time For A Change
There was a time in my life that my daughter, prior to her death was incredibly close to being homeless. She was full of pride, she was young and listening to mom wasn't always easy for her. Not all kids have someone to support them. They are alone, scared and homeless. They don't know when … Continue reading Be An Angel Today!