Category Archives: Matthew

Birthdays and Graves and Desecration

May 28, 2014. Today is difficult, always is, celebrating the birthday of a child who is missing or who has died. Today Matthew would have been 27.  He may be 27 somewhere else, but all circumstantial evidence indicates he died at … Continue reading

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Acceptance and Society

A week before Thanksgiving was Mattie’s 5th Angelversary. Sometimes it still feels like yesterday. I can still hear the words Mark spoke when he told me the news that my youngest child might never come home again. I know people … Continue reading

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My life stopped…

My life stopped when I lost my youngest child. Looking back it was more than surreal. How does anyone acknowledge a nightmare that begins at dawn?  At 6:25 am I woke suddenly, distressed, anxious, actually sat ‘bolt upright’ in bed. … Continue reading

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Vacations – A Reality Check

I have always found that the purpose of a vacation is to check in with what is important in life.  Getting away from the stress and drama of everyday life. This vacation was no different. This vacation reminded me that … Continue reading

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Matthew’s Morning

The day of  Matthew’s Life Celebration began cool and cloudy.  We left Richmond in a chartered bus, headed for the Golden Gate Bridge.  Specifically to Light Standard #97.  Why? We know a young man jumped from this location in the … Continue reading

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