My friends, the storm is real. Life has changed. I see your loss, your pain, your sorrow. And I will not take that away from you. Those feelings are valid. And I am here to listen and not judge. During this season of isolation, sudden change, so many unknowns, you may feel like your very … Continue reading Being Present in the Storm
My friends, after I lost Halia, I had to do so much soul searching. One of the first things that laid heavy on my heart was thinking about my own death... How did I want those closest to me to grieve? Would I want Nick, my husband, to bury himself in work or be curled … Continue reading My Grief Journey in One Word: Gratitude
Living with Gratitude Empowering through Knowledge Inspiring to Fellowship Let those words sink in... Guys, I have thought so long and hard about Technically Denise and here is the honest answer... I need a new mission statement! I am not someone who is afraid to change when life throws me a curveball... and that is … Continue reading New Mission for a New Year!
As I sit here thinking about this last year, I am so grateful for how far I have come since the loss of Halia but my journey is not over. I still grieve and mourn and today is one of those days.Tonight is my son's Christmas program and I feel my heart sink. Why should … Continue reading Grief: Christmas Program
Thank you, TruCreate LLC, for capturing these beautiful photos. Halia, my sweet girl, Happy Birthday! Where has this year gone? I cannot even begin to believe that only one year ago the hardest day of my life occurred: the day I got to hold you in my arms and say good-bye. How much you are … Continue reading To My Daughter: Happy Birthday in Heaven