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Valley of the Butterflies

There is a green, sun-drenched valley Light with the scent of clover and lilacs Where the butterflies dance. Leaping and swooping, they reflect colors Of every hue and dimension. There are monarchs and skippers, Swallowtails and delicate spring azures. Each…

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Spring: A Time to Grow

After the snow, sleet and ice of winter, spring is a welcome season and one of new beginning. If you are like me, there is a feeling of elation as the sun slowly warms the earth. I eagerly search for…

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My Path

I have this path before me that only I can see and I must enter bravely though frightened I may be This pathway is named Sorrow deep sadness fills the air at times my feet may stumble I fall down…

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Someone asked me

Someone asked me about you today It’s been so long since anyone has done that It felt so good to talk about you to share my memories of you to simply say your name out loud She asked me if…

Support for Families of Florida

The immediate availability of bereavement counseling is welcomed, but what happens when those counselors leave? Today’s horrific news, forgotten soon by the outside world, becomes the reality for the impacted families for the rest of their lives. There is help…

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For the New Year

Instead of the old kind of New Year’s resolutions we used to make and break, let’s make some this year and really try to keep them. Let’s not try to imagine the future – take one day at a time….

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The Holiday are Behind Us

It is the new year. The holidays are behind us. We did with them what we could. Whether they were a time of sorrow, a time of joy, or a combination of each, they are now a part of our…

Hope Defined

After my daughter Rachael died in 1992, my husband and I received a letter from the local TCF Chapter. Rachael died in March, we went to our first meeting in July. We sat outside in the car, debating whether or…

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Carrying Memories into the New Year

With the church bells’ ringing the new year enters echoing the days of yesteryear memories of happiness the smiles of our children the sunlight within each face Who will remember these dear ones far from our yearning arms Who remembers…

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