5 Years Later

5 Years Later… June 26th. The night before this heartbreaking day, MiKayla and I left to begin driving to our destination. We both worked Monday and then left shortly after we  had gotten home. We wanted to drive as much of the trip the night before as we were able to because we had an…

PK’s 23rd Birthday

Today should be PK’s 23rd birthday. Parents who have had a child die are quite comfortable with this word- should. Nothing is natural or expected about burying my child. Everything in me wishes and longs to still be with him. The loss of a child is heartache beyond words. I blogged before on grief and…

18th Birthday Trips

Our family tradition of 18th birthday trips began with my son PK. It was the spring of PK’s junior year in high school. PK’s high school basketball team was doing very well and ended up finishing in the final four in the state. At one of his basketball tournaments leading up to this, my boy…

Graduation Season 2018

Friday night was MiKayla’s high school graduation. Sometimes as a mom, you spend a lot of time preparing for something or an event in your child’s life, and it still seems to catch you by surprise. At times, as I watched the graduation on Friday night, it was sometimes so surprising that my baby girl…