Author: laurieelundy

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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My Secret

  Author: Kassi Buscher. Before my son  overdosed, his life was my best kept secret. No one, not even my husband, knew the depth of his addiction. On the surface, he didn’t look like an addict, he didn’t talk like an addict and he certainly didn’t act like an addict (unless he was in his

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