Monthly Archives: October 2013

The Gummy Vitamins

Before anyone reads this I want you to realize some things, if you have not realized it before. I write some things that some people find too painful to read, what some mothers would never be able to bring themselves … Continue reading

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Medical School Students, Take Care of Yourselves!

I wanted to post this post again on my blog and direct it to medical students. My 23 year old daughter took her own life 4-11-13 and was just starting her 3rd year of medical school. We found out in … Continue reading

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A Father’s Grief Over His 15 Year Old Son’s Suicide

I have become friends with someone, Randall, that lost his own 15 year old son to suicide 1 year ago today. Our children share so many similarities; the intelligence, the achievements, the kindness, the potential, and unfortunately the gift to … Continue reading

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Easter 1996

A few days ago my other daughter Stephanie was here and we looked at some old videos of the family from way back when. I have just recently had all my VHS tapes converted to DVD and Stephanie wanted to … Continue reading

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A Mother Speaks Out About the Stigma of Mental Illness

Please, at some point today when you have 17 minutes to spare, please watch this video of a mother that lost her son to suicide speaking out about the stigma. She is doing much to help fight the stigma associated … Continue reading

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The Room

Every day I go in the room. The little spare room that I put many of Kaitlyn’s things in. I go in there daily because there are more than just her things in there; there is my printer, my picture … Continue reading

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Enjoy Your Children

My mother-in-law Eunice Elkins has always loved to cut out special things from newspapers, etc. and give to all of us if they have special meaning. On the side of my refrigerator are things my girls Stephanie and Kaitlyn made … Continue reading

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“You’re Worried About Me, Aren’t you Momma?”

I dreamed of Kaitlyn this morning and wanted to type it down before it left my mind. It was so vivid, we were sitting in a car parked somewhere and she was on the driver’s side, I was on the … Continue reading

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Tell Someone…..anyone.

Yesterday marked the 6 month point of when my daughter Kaitlyn took her life. Sometimes her friends still post things on her Facebook page. When the 11th rolls around, sometimes people post more. I post almost every day there to … Continue reading

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It’s Been Six Months

Kaitlyn, it is 10-11-13 which makes six months since the day you took your life 4-11-13. How I managed not to die from heartbreak the moment I learned of your death is a mystery to me. What is even more … Continue reading

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