When It Rains, It Pours…


Dearest daughter, Your Mama used to say, “When it rains, it pours.”  I used to love the way she would say it too…with a southern accent and sweet long draw on the rains and pours words.  I can still hear her saying it in my head.  Man was she ever right.  The thing I remember as […]

Things My Mama Said-Part I


Dear daughter, I wish I could see Mama.  I have so much to share with her.  I wish you could snuggle in Mama’s arms again.  You loved doing that.  She loved you so much and always asked about you.  There was a special connection between the three of us.  One I will never forget and […]

Never Ever Give Up (NEGU)-In Honor Of Jessica Joy Rees


Dearest daughter, Sometimes you may feel that life is too difficult to manage;  like there are huge mountains to climb or expansive ravines to cross.  You may not believe that you have the strength to make it through.  You may feel that you can’t find peace no matter what you do.  I want you to […]

What is Family?


“Family isn’t always blood.  It’s the people in your life who want you in theirs; the ones who accept you for who you are.  The ones who would do anything to see you smile and who love you no matter what.”  Unknown Dearest daughter, A good friend once shared this quote with me. I didn’t […]