Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Changing Directions

Surviving the long way around. 

Perfect childhood in my eyes, until I was 11 years old.  My brother was killed in Vietnam.  Being young I kept going ok, not really sure about my feelings at the time.

IN 1996 I survived domestic violence.  I got out and you can too.

2005 my son, Dustin, my only child dies in a car accident at the age of 17.  My whole world crumbled.  Into the dark black hole.

2006 (December) I met the most remarkable man and was truly sent to me by God and he was my Knight and Shining Armor.

Life was good for a while.  Lots of traveling kept us busy.  I had my parents to love and cherish.  I became a motorcycle mama!  lol  Too funny but it was so fun.

February 2011, my Knight had a massive stroke.  Right side, in rehab from February until June 23.  Still working hard at all of his therapies.

June 2011, Michael was in Rehab and my Father in the hospital, Mom wouldn't leave him.  So here I was taking care of everyone!  I didn't mind because love can get you through and God when you think you can't go on anymore.  Michael and Dad were only 1 block from each other.

July 15, 2011 My Daddy dies.  Mom and I were there with him, something I never want to go through again.  I was a Dadd's girl and it has been so hard without him here to fuss at me.

My Mom afraid to live by herself in the country moves in with us.  All is good and we help each other.  Mom spoils Michael.

March 9, 2012, my son's best friend that was with him in the accident and survived died of a heroin overdose.  Again my world was shattered as I talked to him daily.  Tried to help.  When Dustin was alive he lived with us a lot.  It all came rushing back.

With all of this said, I am still enjoying life.  How?  I choose to live it the best way that I can.  All of us daily make choices, clothes to wear, route to work, and on that list should be how we are approaching our day.  A simple choice.

God helps me so much, I have wonderful friends and family.  I was still the one that had to make the choice to keep going, don't stop living.


  1. I am so sorry for all the pain you've suffered through the loss of those you've loved. Truly God is the only one who can turn our tears to joy.

    Liz @ The Brambleberry Cottage

  2. You've been through so much, thank God that you are a believer, there is no other way to get through such trying times. May God bless and smile upon you. Wishing you peace and happiness.