I have learned to live alongside my grief as I become one with it.
Kat, Tomorrow marks 10 years that your light has not been here with us. I miss you baby girl. Every day you cross my mind. Sometimes with tears, sometimes with a smile. Whenever a butterfly crosses my path I know it is you saying hi. It always makes me smile and remember our talks about … Continue reading Capital H
Baby Girl, It was our ninth holiday season without you. Nine long years. People all deal with grief differently. I encountered many different aspects of grief just dealing with those who were impacted with your passing. Your father and his family blamed me for your death by suicide. They said I murdered you. They put … Continue reading Cracks and Crevices
What is the best way to support a friend that is going through a challenging time? What do you say? What don't you say? These are real questions that usually come up when you aren't even prepared to deal with them. I come to these questions via many different angles but today I am going … Continue reading A Personal Angle
https://youtu.be/PeLvfcIELQ0 I can't believe I had the opportunity to speak at the Minnesota State Fair on Monday. The microphone stand was not in the best place but that is just the way it is. It was an awesome experience to take the opportunity to educate people about the stigma of mental illness. Every time I … Continue reading I Spoke At The MN State Fair
Last year I had the pleasure of attending a fund-raiser that was put on by a 15 year old to bring awareness to Mental Illness for a 10th grade project. At that time she had recently been diagnosed with depression. This young lady has a beautiful heart, she is impulsive, funny, a little bit crazy, … Continue reading MN Singing for Smiles
https://youtu.be/jnhHOBBn7wQ I am working to spread my message to help stop the stigma of mental illness. This is my first attempt at doing a youtube video.
Not everyone celebrates golden birthdays as I have recently found out. In our family they have always been treated with extra special attention. I was on a mission to find something that would show you how special you are to me. Something that would remind you of my feelings for you whenever you glanced at … Continue reading Little Gold Bands