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I am a mother of three, sharing my journey of hope and survival following the loss of our son...

  • Hope for a Day

      After an especially hectic and challenging week, I felt really discouraged. The presentation I scheduled five months ago cancelled and while the reason was valid, it was just another disappointment atop of many… Road-weary and worn down, I needed a boost, some small sign to lift my tired soul… I shuffled through the latest stack of student surveys and at the bottom, I found an unmarked envelope I’d forgotten about. Inside, there were letters writ...

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  • Life Perspective

        When the absolute worst thing you never imagined happening to you has, your perspective on life is never the same…       I have experienced more dark moments during the last two thousand sixty-seven days than I care to consciously consider.   No matter how deeply I despaired at times, I promised myself I would not become that person, the one who responded to someone else’s distress by saying “At least no one died.” &...

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  • Just another PSA...

      I never really know where this winding road will lead…   In the quest to make a significant difference in our war against distracted driving, I’ve found myself doing things I never, ever contemplated.   The mission continually evolves and to keep it moving forward, so do I…       On Wednesday I had the opportunity to create a brief public service announcement (PSA) / television commercial about the danger of driving distrac...

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  • Holiday madness

    December 2009 Decorations adorn every store…street corner…more than a few passing cars…   It’s the unifying theme on television…radio…newsprint…   The holiday season is undeniably underway…our second minus one… All I want to do is hide.   The onslaught is relentless and inescapable, assaulting every sense I possess.  

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  • Hello, it's B

    December, 2009 Even though I cannot see the wind, I know that it is there…   I’ve said so from the very beginning…   Sometimes, I feel him, like he’s hiding nearby, just beyond my line of sight…   Today, I am sure of it… Another day, another school, another chance to make a difference, closer to home this time…  

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  • Fools and Forgiveness

    November 2009 If being angry brands you a fool, then so be it…   Call me whatever.   But if it’s action in the heat of the moment that makes it so, then I’m not.   Yet.   Physical distance prevented a hasty response on my part; perhaps given enough time, the urge for action will pass.  

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  • In Everything...

    Thanksgiving, November 2006 …give thanks.   1 Thessalonians 5:18 Wow.   Tough one.   Easier said than done.   I’ve been working on it for quite a while now.   2 years and 25 weeks to be exact.

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  • Adrift

    November, 2009 Autumn leaves blanket the driveway and yard, assurance of the season’s end close at hand...   I watch as he blows them off our beaten path, an exercise in futility, for a newly emancipated crop drifts lazily down behind him…   John presses on, nevertheless…resolute, determined, intent upon conquering the piles, if only for that single moment of feeling...

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  • Thanks, I have my own...

    November 18, 2009 At least a decade before I noticed others doing it, I used paper towels or toilet paper to turn off public bathroom faucets and open doors; I also began using my own pen to sign things or fill out paperwork at doctor’s appointments, schools, the bank, grocery store, wherever...

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  • What matters

    November, 2009 This winding road is strewn with casualties of the darkness…   The promise of a shorter, kinder pathway through the valley of shadows and sorrow tempts at every turn, but the side roads are filled with pitfalls and stumbling blocks, ultimately leading nowhere.

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