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From bitter to better. Moving Forward without you. #Truths #Stigma #MentalHealth

If I can be honest. If I’m allowed to express my truths. If I can tell others how it feels to experience those chapters of my life when my youngest son died twice in my arms on two separate occasions, when he was discovered to have significant developmental delays.  When my oldest son experienced anxiety,Continue reading “From bitter to better. Moving Forward without you. #Truths #Stigma #MentalHealth”

Discovering true happiness.

This is my short thought for this evening. Having what you thought was everything to make you happy, means nothing without being happy because you wish you had less than before. -Erika

Hoping to inspire someone

I’m writing tonight from a place of compassion and encouragement to others. My youngest son has developmental challenges. He is often mistaken for having Autism yet he has never been diagnosed. To me it doesn’t make any difference, he is just Erik and I love him as he is. Many of his friends fall onContinue reading “Hoping to inspire someone”

Another small piece of my world as Erik’s mom.

FYI, just because an individual is NonVerbal. It does NOT mean they are deaf & you need to raise your voice, nor does it mean they are unable to comprehend given instructions. There was once a time in my own son’s life that he did not speak. His development was at a different pace thanContinue reading “Another small piece of my world as Erik’s mom.”

Trusting God, when odds aren’t in your favor.

Let me take you back to a chapter from my life when trusting God wasn’t as easy as it is written. It was one month after the 9-11 attacks. My husband and I had relocated to Tacoma from Seattle. We had a lot of changes taking place in our family. We had just moved toContinue reading “Trusting God, when odds aren’t in your favor.”