5 Years 8/27/20

5 years ago today, our lives were forever changed. I walked out of my 3rd grade classroom and Robbie left the University of Tulsa to meet me at the doctor. I would have never guessed that we wouldn’t go back, and instead we learned that Robbie had bone cancer. We didn’t have any idea what…

Robbie and Curly 8/23/20

Robbie and his favorite sloth 3 years ago today. We are so thankful to the zoo keepers that take care of Curly for allowing Robbie to visit Curly as often as they could. It helped Robbie through many rough days. Curly could always make him smile. I miss Robbie so much. His humor, his unusual…

Book Store 2017 8/15/20

Robbie and I found a Costa Rica book at the used book store in Houston. We both loved going to book stores together. The shirt he is wearing was the shirt he had on the night we lost him. It is hard to believe that it has been 18 months. ❤

New Grief Book “Heartbreak to Hope” 8/6/20

I am reading Heartbreak to Hope this week. It was recommended by a friend of mine that does a lot of work as a pastor with people that are grieving. The author lost his son, so the book is a good match for me. I miss Robbie so much. ❤

Discover Magazine Article “The Mourning Mind” 8/3/20

There is an interesting article in the September issue of the Discover magazine. “ Scientists are increasingly viewing the experience of traumatic loss as a type of brain injury”… “The emotional trauma of loss results in serious changes in brain function that endure.” This is so interesting, because I have often felt I was in…

My Thoughts on the Pandemic and Social Media 8/2/20

Good or bad…This how I feel about trusting social media for medical advice. When our son got sick, we used masks, we practiced social distancing, we missed out on many events, but guess what…we kept our child safe as long as we could and I would do it all again in a heartbeat. This is…

Butterfly Center Memories 8/1/20

This 20 second video popped up in my photo memories today along with the music. Tears! 💔. Miss him so much. It is a good memory, but it made me so sad when the random song started playing. 😢. So true. Will love him for more than 1000 years. ❤️