Just a few minutes ago I finished registering my oldest son, Wyatt, for Kindergarten. My biggest little boy will turn 5 next month and then start Kindergarten in the fall. Where in the world has the time gone? Words can't even express how proud I am of this young man. He is so tender-hearted and... Continue Reading →

The Power Of A Parent’s Grief

There has been a lot of talk in the media this week about the passing of Debbie Reynolds so shortly after the death of her daughter. It's brought up the question of whether or not you can die from a broken heart. As a grieving parent myself I can certainly understand why Debbie's heart just... Continue Reading →

Post Holiday Blues

The day after Christmas I woke up with a familiar ache. My heart longed for my little girl and I spent the whole day in a funk. Nothing and no one made me happy. All I wanted to do was hide under my covers and cry. This is the reality of child loss. Sometimes the... Continue Reading →

Waiting For Chaos

Life has been filled with chaos for as long as I can remember. It all started shortly after we got married and made the move to Wyoming from Nevada. That move changed everything. We were newly married and left behind our family, friends, and everything we had ever known to move to a tiny little... Continue Reading →

The Empty Chair

The holidays are hard. Every year at this time my heart starts to fill with dread. Don't get me wrong. I have a ton to be thankful for. And I absolutely enjoy getting to see my table filled with loved ones. But every year I am also acutely aware that there's an empty chair at the... Continue Reading →

Beautiful Reminders

There are days that being a grieving parent is so hard that even the simplest tasks feel like too much. Something as easy as getting dressed and brushing teeth can be overwhelming. Those are the days you just want to hide from the weight of it all. It is easier to hide than to face... Continue Reading →


We've officially made it through yet another October. It is always a month that is jam-packed full of memories and anniversaries and busyness. For our family October isn't just about Halloween and trick or treating. It isn't about pumpkin patches and leaves. It's about remembering the beautiful soul that was our only daughter. She was... Continue Reading →

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