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Things You Never Thought You Would Survive

“If anything happened to one of my kids, I would be done. You would find me drooling in a corner somewhere.”Those are words I repeatedly used when my children were small. The mere thought of anything bad happening to them made me physically ill.During those...

Excruciatingly Painful Love

Nearly 13 years ago, my beautiful, athletic, artistic, funny, quick-witted daughter took a very wrong turn in her life. (Out of respect for her story, I choose to call her Jordan).  She left her safe, loving suburban life and made her way into a very...

The Old Woman in the Cave

I wrote a story in my book, “Still Standing After All the Tears,” about the Old Woman in the Cave. This story is a great depiction of how we feel while riding the Roller Coaster From Hell. It is the scary place where you might...