Failed By The System

In the last 24 hours my life has gotten flipped upside down. Today I have to make an appointment with a lawyer to draw up a will to make sure that my oldest son will stay with my husband, his stepdad just in case anything does happen to me. My husband has raised our oldest…

I Live In Domestic Violence:But It’s Not What You Think

By Guest Writer: A. Sparkman I am a consistent victim of domestic violence.  It’s hard to admit that to myself.  There is daily abuse in my house. It can be verbal, emotional, and often times it is physical, sometimes, it is all three in the same moment. I am often told that I am stupid,…

You Are Normal!!!!

When you are making plans for something important or honestly for anything else. Do you make a plan A, plan B, plan C, and just for good measure even a plan D? Does your stomach drop and your body brace when you hear your phone ring? When you get up in the morning does everything…

I BELIEVE YOU

Today I had the incredibly honor of talking with a mom that has read my blog. She has a child that is just like my daughter. Their behaviors and histories are very similar. We talked about how we both have had to fight an uphill battle to not only get our children help, but also…

The New Journey Of Grief

When someone dies it is not just the physical person that we grieve. It is the loss of the relationship that we grieve. It is the loss of all the could have beens and should have beens, the unrealized hopes and dreams that we grieve. It is the separation from that person that we grieve.…

Why Is There No Help

I have not wrote for the last couple of days because honestly they have been hell. I found out that my daughter's psychiatric facility is trying to discharge my daughter next month despite her assaulting a nurse and trying to escape from the facility. Whether she will actually be discharged or not remains to be…