Tag Archives: kids


No one’s life is perfect. We all go through our own storms and have our own troubles. Sometimes the storms we face are more than we can handle on our own. Some of us have great support systems and some … Continue reading

Posted in Widow Steps, Widow Stories | Tagged , , , , | 2 Comments

Kids Grieve Too

When Randy died, my kids were 7 years old, almost 5 years old, and 7 months old. I hoped the older two would remember their dad, but I knew there was no chance for my 7 month old to ever … Continue reading

Posted in Everyday, Widow Steps | Tagged , , , , , | 1 Comment


      There are certain things in our lives that you are never too old to enjoy. Traditions, what ever they may be, is one of those. I loved the traditions of home. To me, childhood traditions define home. Time spent … Continue reading

Posted in Everyday, Mommy-ism | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

April 12, 2002: Eight Months After My World Quit Turning.

This is a journal entry that I kept online after Randy died. It is as it was when I wrote it. Mistakes, passion, and at times unintelligible blabbering all included. It isn’t pretty. It was real, though. This was a … Continue reading

Posted in Everyday, Widow Steps | Tagged , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Developing Story

Often people are amazed at my family. Why? Because I have five children. Yeah. I said five. They range in age from eighteen down to one. The Kids, in Order.  My oldest, Kayla, was born when I was only seventeen … Continue reading

Posted in Mommy-ism | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment