Another Year Has Passed Without You

My Dear Son, Micheal it has been 5 yrs since you were taken from us. Every year gets a little harder because we have learned to anticipate the days that we are hardest hit by emotions and because we have marked more milestones of life that you are not here to share. Yesterday marked 5 […]

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If you can look up, you can get up.

People often tell me I am strong and they don’t understand how I “do it” How can I be weak when there are men like these being so strong? How can I allow the enemy to destroy my spirit if these men have not allowed theirs to be destroyed? These men are my son’s “combat […]

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“Me Time”; Finding A Balance

Was speaking to a friend and was asked “Don’t you get any “me time”? And the truth is not really. Don’t get me wrong I love my family and the time I spend with them but there is something to be said for solitude and the balance you can find in it. The problem is […]

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Beginning a New Year: 2013

For many people New Years Day is a day to start fresh. A chance to begin working towards new goals or write a next chapter in their lives. In many ways it is for me also but it’s also a reminder that we are facing one more year with out our Micheal. That we are […]

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Flowers For Our Child

While many are out looking for that perfect gift for their kid, that they think they can’t live without. I get to buy some fake flowers for my kid, that I’m having to live without. ~ Gold Star Mother Judy G Vincent I read this early this evening. It’s true. As a society we are […]

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Let’s Bring SPC. Ryan Campbell Home For Christmas

Via my Awesome Military Supportive Friend Mowhawk Man!! ****ATTENTION URGENT**** Tonight I was hit with the most important request of the Christmas Season and I need “YOUR” help!!! You see the Mother of SPC. Ryan Campbell who is a saw gunner with 1/25th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 3-21 Infantry, A Company 2nd platoon. He hasn’t […]

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He Had More Than Just A Mom

For 4+ years I have watched as my husband and children are forgotten. Their lose and pain goes unacknowledged. I have made it part of my mission to use my voice as a Gold Star Mother to make people aware that Fathers and siblings have also lost someone they love very much. I had to […]

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Ask Me How He Lived

This past Tuesday we officially named the local post office in honor of our son Micheal. It was a good day.. Rep. Tom Cole had very nice things to say about Micheal and our family. A few tears were shed and a lot of smiles. We were able to send out 30 care packages to […]

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