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August 16, 2019

Young Children and Spirits of Loved Ones Before my Son died, there are a lot of things about our loved ones who have died, that I never gave much thought to. One of those ideas is the possibility of very young children seeing these spirits who might even have died...

August 7, 2019

August 7, 2019   JOEY'S CEMETARY FLOWERS My son, and my Mom and Dad, are all buried at the same cemetery at two different graves but relatively close to one another, since it's a small rural cemetery. Soon after their deaths, I would plant new annual flowers every...

JUNE 14, 2019

June 14, 2019 Joey's Special Mementos So I hadn't looked through Joey's personal belongings he left behind lately, so I decided to do so this week of his anniversary. I keep many of his treasures in a beautiful wooden box he made in high school shop class. He did such...

May 31, 2019

May 31, 2019 REMEMBERING AND CELEBRATING JOEY'S  LIFE I recently shared a beautiful poem on my facebook page about remembering the life of your loved one who has died. Rather than share the entire poem, I'd like to share just one line which really tugged at my heart,...

May 16, 2019

BUTTERFLIES For those of you who have not read my book, I would just like to give you a little background information, so you can appreciate my post. So one dreary day soon after my son Joey died, I decided to take a walk down Valleytown Park, hoping it would help me...

May 14. 2019

  JOEY'S BOOKS Today is my sister's birthday. She is my only sibling but the best sister ever! I would like to share with you a story she reminded me of. However, before I do, a little background information is necessary, especially if you haven't read my book....

May 11, 2019

MY MOM Today, in memory of my amazing, caring and beautiful Mom, I would like to share a story that I probably haven't thought about in at least fifty years. It popped into my head the other night as I was struggling to fall asleep. When that happens, I know it is a...

May 9, 2019

JOEY'S HAIR The weather's been a bit bleak for May, not much sun, more clouds and rain, at least here in NE PA. So today I think I want to share a story which always puts a smile on my face. I hope it does on yours too. Joey wasn't a vain young man. In fact, he would...

May 3, 2019

SEEK PROFESSIONAL HELP  Since May is mental health awareness month, I thought I would talk a little about how I sought professional help after my son Joey died. I am not and never will claim to be a mental health expert of any kind. I am just a Mom who would like to...

May 2, 2019

BOOK CHARACTER NAMES For those of you who have already read my book or may read it, and know me and/or my family members well, you will quickly realize that I have changed all the names. It may feel awkward at first, but quickly you will realize that names don't...

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