Wake Me Up When September Ends

Like my Mother’s come to pass Two years has gone so fast Wake me up when September ends – Heartbroken since 9/17/15 – Little did I know back in 2004 when Green Day released the song Wake Me Up When September ends, that it would become more than just an emo song I’d sing along…

Fridgewasher

My chore growing up was to empty the dishwasher and I despised this activity. Why? Well, I think simply because I was being told to do something versus doing it because I wanted to. You would think even if a teenager isn’t asked to do something, they won’t do it at all but for me…

Every Day is Mother’s Day

Especially when you don’t have one anymore. This hallmark created holiday has arrived and I’ll be thankful once this day is over. As if I don’t feel the hole in my heart that my Mom’s earthly departure carved out enough, this holiday to remind people to call Mom, get a gift for Mom or acknowledge her…

Dear Mom

September 17, 2016 (Savannah, GA) Dear Mom,      A whole year has gone by without you in my life. I’ve had you in my life for 27 years + 4 months and now no more, until we meet again in Heaven. I feel lost without you around. Everything has lost its shine. I think…

Back to Life

I woke up this morning to a gorgeous sunny, blue sky day. The breeze was blowing around the wind chimes hanging on my balcony; the very wind chimes my Mom made for me. The sound of the chimes clinking together is very comforting. For once in quite a long while, I felt a shred of…

The Final Road Trip

A year ago, my family and I spent our very last road trip together as a complete 4 person unit. My Mom’s lifelong dream was to venture out to California and bask in the beauty and strength of the big, red Sequoia trees. Her dream came true last June when my Dad’s company flew them out to…

Blow Out The Candles, Make A Wish

Monday, May 2nd 2016 I never wanted to say goodbye to my Mom. It has hit me tonight that this will be my 1st birthday without the woman who gave me that day. One of many firsts that my Mom will not be a part of. The 1st birthday I won’t be receiving a call…

Not the Vapors!

The sun is shining, the temperature is in the high 60’s, and a refreshing breeze carrying the sounds of chirping birds envelopes me. It’s Moving Day. A day that was dreamed up nearly 6 years ago and here it is. I had planned to migrate south to South Carolina from New Jersey after college to escape…