Tag: family

  • Only a Blanket to Share

    Only a Blanket to Share

    Fourteen hours. It took 14 hours to get to Costa Rica from my modest home in California to the town of Heredia. I had no expectations of what I would find there. I was told of the lack of infrastructure, small winding roads, and beautiful landscapes crafted from mountains and oceans. It took weeks to […]

  • Permission to Let Go

    Permission to Let Go

    On March 2nd, 2019 at 8:30 pm, my mother passed away. For 2 years I have been by her side helping her as her health deteriorated and eventually took her life. My mother fought for her life by putting herself through extraordinary and heroic measures. Eventually, she moved into palliative care. Her care providers could […]

  • From Mom with Love

    From Mom with Love

    This summer I moved my parents from Kansas to California. It was a journey that took nearly seven months to complete. My parents come from what I call the “hoarder” generation. I’m sure you all have parents like this – they don’t throw anything away. I guess it is because they were alive during a […]

  • Community


    I know that the times in my life where I have been the happiest and the most content have always been during times of being part of a community. When I was growing up, I was a cheerleader. I know it is hard to believe but in the 7th and 8th grades, I wore a […]