October 26, 2020

“..for there is nothing heavier than compassion. Not even one’s own pain weighs so heavy as the pain one feels with someone, for someone, a pain intensified by the imagination and prolonged by a hundred echoes.” Milan Kundera It would be a understatement to...

October 7th, 2020

October is Child Loss awareness month. Such a cruel fate to feel it every month for a lifetime. This is what it feels like to live without your child: “I am a mother. I am a bereaved mother. My child died, and this is my reluctant path. It is not a path of my choice,...

September 19, 2020

In every parent handbook, they warn you of the dangers: Be their parent not their friend. Oh I understand the reasoning. The premise makes so much sense. Your child needs boundaries so that they become responsible, functioning adults. They need unyielding support as...

September 16, 2020

25 years. A quarter of a century. A passage of time that demarks years gone by but only a tiny fragment of a life spent. Traditionally, a husband would give his wife a silver garland marking 25 years. The silver symbolized the “harmony” that people...

August 25, 2020

“In the wilderness you learn how to overcome your greatest enemy: yourself.”~Matshona Dhliwayo What I will tell you may come as a surprise. I was angry yesterday. For the first time in over 2 1/2 years, I felt the tears of red hot anger spilling down my cheeks, a...

August 21, 2020

A quick two day stop in Scotch Creek before heading up to Sun Peaks. Scott has this quiet but commanding presence when it comes to raising awareness for his son. He will ask anyone to put up posters. He has a handy supply of stickers to give away at a moments notice....