I have been married to Chip since May 21, 1983, and am the mother of four absolutely amazing kids, plus two sweet but not so smart adopted dogs.

I started this blog years ago but put it on the back burner due to a full-time job and other life stuff.  So why move writing back to the front burner?

On December 15, 2018, my son Chandler was hit by a car while riding his BMX bike to work. He passed away on New Year's Day.

Just after the accident, friends encouraged me to start a CaringBridge page. They said they thought it would be good for me and that I could help other people through what I was going through. I was hesitant at first. But very quickly, writing my nightly update became therapeutic. I began to hear from people that my words were encouraging and inspiring them. Helping other people through your own pain brings meaning to the suffering. I have been asked to continue writing. I am honored that people are allowing my story into their own lives and finding some sense of comfort or encouragement.