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Back to Life in Year Two

Many who have lost someone seemed to caution that the second year is harder than the first. When I was still in my first year of grieving my husband, I scoffed at this wondering how it could ever be harder. 1,144 more words


Why I stopped publishing blog posts

I posted on this blog exactly four months ago today. While I have continued to write every day since my miscarriage last year, I stopped publishing blog posts. 540 more words

Pregnancy Loss

June 26, 2017.

Today Melody Ingrid Smith was due to be born. Two years ago today her loving parents placed rings on eachother’s fingers, looked into eachother’s eyes, and promised to be by each other’s side in good times and in bad. 683 more words

Harry Potter is Twenty 

Or rather Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone is Twenty, because Harry himself is my age (ish). Oh the shock I had when, at the end of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, it is revealed that Harry was born in 1980. 873 more words


The Boy Who Lived

I love Harry Potter. Have ever since I was kid.

I went to the midnight book releases. Stayed up way to late and binge read until the wee hours of the morning. 913 more words

If you can make the world a little better, then you have accomplished a great deal.

Summer is in full swing and things at Ignite are going well.  The Young Women’s Empowerment Class completed last month and they liked it so much we are going to continue monthly check ins!  186 more words


The Stages

The five stages of grief are ridiculous! They don’t happen one at a time, they don’t happen as distinct stages, they are overwhelming and terrifying!! There is no timeline, they re-occur, they are never truly done! 48 more words