LONGING

There is a deep sense of longing that fills the heart of a grieving mother. Try as I may, to bring joy to this brokenness, but there is no mending or putting the pieces back together. From the eyes, creeps a blank stare, as those voices around me speak, and my ears hear the laughter in the

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Giving meaning to her death

Anonymous………………. My husband and I loved our niece like a daughter. A very confused, troubled daughter. Ericka had seen things as a child that I know affected her behavior as an adult. She always put on a happy face, though. Everyone who met her commented on how sweet, polite, and effervescent she was. But, we

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Circle Of Angels – Amazing

Last evening as the sun was getting ready to set, I saw bright, strong rays of sunlight bursting through the clouds. Light, love, and energy was streaming from the heavens down to the homes in Howard County. I immediately thought about our circle of angels. Steven Tyler sings in his song Amazing…..”with a blink of

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Underage drinking

August 30, 2016. One of the worst days of my life. A good friend from childhood, Layla (name is changed to protect privacy) lit up the room when she walked into it. Her joyous demeanor and infectious laughter made her an easy person to like, and moreover a great friend. She was always smart and

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What parents should know

Anonymous………. Yes, heroin is in Howard County, too. Don’t say “Not my child”. Don’t bury your head in the sand. Educate yourself to the signs that indicate heroin use…orange plastic syringe caps or syringes, those little (tiny, really) blue/green baggies, empty clear capsules floating in the toilet bowl, random strings or strips of material as

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How Do We Pick Up the Broken Pieces?

It was a warm sunny, Sunday, September 23, 2012, to be exact, when time stood still and the world, as we knew it, came crashing down all around us. Everything, after hearing those words uttered, forced us into a tail-spin of disbelief. How could this be happening to our family? What did we do wrong? What did we miss? Who knew about this, and

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