Monthly Archives: August 2013

Kaitlyn’s trip to Africa 2010

VH1 Classic channel was on my TV this morning and the song “Africa” by Toto came on. The video, as are many videos from the 80s, was cheesy but the song is beautiful. Back in May of 2010, Kaitlyn was … Continue reading

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Kaitlyn Elkins Memorial Fund

The funds collected for this goes directly to the Kaitlyn Elkins Memorial Fund at Wake Forest School of Medicine’s wellness center. So hopefully medical students will report problems with depression and actually seek help without fear of being kicked out … Continue reading

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Night Falls Fast Prologue

Please read the prologue of the book I’m reading “Night Falls Fast” by Kay Jamison that is offered as a free preview on amazon and other ebook sites. Just click on the image of the book here in the post … Continue reading

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From Anne with an “e” to a suicide note

I guess today is a day that I think of all the other brilliant people in history that have gone on to do great works of art, creativity, etc., and then one day take their own lives. There are many. … Continue reading

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Rocks in an overcoat

Virginia Woolf, you put those rocks in the overcoat you were wearing and you walked your beautiful, creative, brilliant, troubled self right into the river and ended your inner torment March of 1941. You left many books behind as your … Continue reading

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Disappointment

I quit my nursing job after Kaitlyn died. No way was I going to be able to go back to nursing for a very long time, if at all. The other day I had an opportunity at a non-nursing job … Continue reading

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My house

I stand in the midst of my life like one who stands in the middle of their house that has been blown apart by a tornado. My life is that house. Boards and glass strewn upon the ground, no walls, … Continue reading

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American Foundation for Suicide Prevention Stories

On the website American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, there is a section where loved one’s share their stories of their experience with their loved one’s suicide. I clicked on the section for parents and this is the first story I … Continue reading

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And you are gone

I see your smiling sweet face and eyes that I have known and loved for 23 years, sitting across the table from me at the Chinese restaurant we took you to the last day I saw you when you left … Continue reading

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Another favorite movie we shared

One of mine and Kaitlyn’s favorite movies when she was a little girl right on up unti she was an adult was Anne of Green Gables and the sequel Anne of Avonlea. We watched it a million times and watched … Continue reading

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