Hallelujah, You’re Home

Oh I’m in pieces, it’s tearing me up, but I know A heart that’s broke is a heart that’s been loved So I’ll sing Hallelujah You were an angel in the shape of my mum When I fell down you’d be there holding me up Spread your wings as you go And I know when…

In My Mother’s Eyes

Throughout my life, family and strangers would comment on how much my Mom and I looked alike and some even thought we were sisters. Back in the days when we had a phone attached to the wall in the kitchen with a super long curly cord and no caller ID, every single time I answered…

Good Ol’ Days

Wish we could turn back time, to the good old days When our momma sang us to sleep but now we’re stressed out We used to play pretend, give each other different names We would build a rocket ship and then we’d fly it far away Used to dream of outer space but now they’re…

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…

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…