The Morning After

This week has been rough. My head has been spinning around the 5th anniversary of Olivia's passing. Exactly 5 years ago yesterday, on October 22, 2013, I held my baby girl in my arms when she took her very last breath at 20 months and 3 days old. All day long my head was filled... Continue Reading →

We Could Save Her Today

Yesterday marked 5 years since the day I learned my baby girl was going to die from brain cancer. Normally I spend that day holed up in my house, but this year I spent my day roaming the very halls where I received that news on October 17, 2013. Ever since we started the Olivia... Continue Reading →

I Said Yes

A little over a week ago the man I love got down on one knee and asked me to marry him over champagne and candlelight. Without hesitation I said yes. I knew he would be my forever from the moment we first met over coffee 9 months ago. After my divorce I was so unsure... Continue Reading →

A Punch In The Gut

Today started like any other. I woke up to the embrace of my sweet 3 year old who likes to start the morning by petting my hair. We woke up, I had coffee, fed my boys breakfast and hit the day with a running start. I was blissfully unaware that today was any different from... Continue Reading →

Grief Through The Eyes Of My Child

When I found out I was pregnant with twins I spent hours daydreaming about the life they would share together. I imagined a special bond filled with a secret language, lots of giggles, and endless hours of play. I saw visions of my sweet twins being close even in adulthood as they shared a lifetime... Continue Reading →

Glitter, Gold & Butterflies

I am sitting in my office today completely overcome with gratitude. Each minute more donations are pouring in for our 1st Annual Butterfly Ball. People who never met my precious girl are spending money on tickets to attend the Ball in honor of what would have been her 6th birthday on February 19th. And many... Continue Reading →

New Year & New Beginnings

Another new year has begun and I can't help but be struck by how different the beginning of this new year is compared to the last. On January 4, 2017 I made the most difficult decision of my life when I chose to officially end my nearly 8 year long marriage to my high school... Continue Reading →

Piece By Piece

The day I lost my only daughter, Olivia, to brain cancer my heart shattered. Something deep inside of me broke. And ever since that awful moment on October 22, 2013 I have been living as an incomplete person. She was part of me and living without her now just doesn't feel right. For 4 years... Continue Reading →

Embracing The New

2017 is quickly coming to an end and it has me reflecting on how much life has changed this year. This has been a year of transitions and new beginnings. Some of those transitions have been horribly painful while others have been truly great. 2017 was the year my marriage officially ended after separating near... Continue Reading →

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