Step-Moms and Battle Buddies

For the Stepmoms who fight a battle on two fronts when their spouse has lost their children. A Letter to Your Spouse, As I sit here reading about the rise in male suicide to the shame, isolation, hurt, embarrassment, anxiety, and confusion I cannot help and think of you.[1] The trials that you experience and … Continue reading Step-Moms and Battle Buddies

Tribbles and Locutus

Good Morning Tori and Xander, How has your school week been so far?  I hope it has been going really well. I have learned a lot of the past year and two months. I have learned that God allows for pain to occur so we can learn to appreciate the small joys he has given … Continue reading Tribbles and Locutus

Five Little Ducks

Good Morning Tori and Xander, I hope this letter finds you well. Did you have a good day back from vacation at school?  Did you have a good Thanksgiving? I found pictures of our last thanksgiving together. It made me smile. I also found a song that made me think of the two of you … Continue reading Five Little Ducks

Remain Strong and Be Like Joseph

Good Morning Grieving Step-Parents and Parents, I am starting to realize that there is more pain in the day after a holiday than the actual holiday itself. The day after the holiday it is hard going to social media and watch family photos celebrating thanksgiving. This year we made lots of progress getting our house … Continue reading Remain Strong and Be Like Joseph

Chocolate Doughnuts, Chilli Pie, and Chicken Alfredo

Good Morning Xander and Tori, Happy Turkey Day!!! I hope you are going to have a great day and enjoy the feast that is prepared for you.  Today we started the day with chocolate doughnuts and chocolate milks. Today we are going to be cooking chilli pie and chicken alfredo. Tomorrow after we go to … Continue reading Chocolate Doughnuts, Chilli Pie, and Chicken Alfredo

Tater Tot Casserole, Pyrex Measuring Cups, and FF VII

Good morning Tori and Xander, How was your first day off of your vacation?  Did you have fun and enjoy the day.  It was beautiful outside. I just wanted to let you know I finished my degree and will be graduating this December. My Christian Healing class I am taking is for fun but not … Continue reading Tater Tot Casserole, Pyrex Measuring Cups, and FF VII

3971 Days

Good Morning Xander and Tori, How are things going?  Did you have a good weekend?  Your dad and I celebrated Veterans Day with Calvin and Hobbes. I took your dad out to a couple of places he really likes. I also went to an arts and crafts retreat at church this weekend and was able … Continue reading 3971 Days