Posted by: Kathy | October 28, 2014

Halloween Fun

This time of year is difficult for me. I often find myself thinking about this time 6 years ago, when my mom was still with us. Halloween was the last holiday my mom spent with her family.

While waiting to go into a parent-teacher conference last week, I was looking at the Halloween poems written by the kids. I’d like to share the poem my daughter wrote:

Having fun this very night,
As I got a big bite,
Looking for the vampire,
Light by day will set him on fire,
Ow! The bite is really red,
Went to my home and sat on my bed,
Every time I touched the bite,
Evening would get bright,
Nobody but me could see this sight.

Posted by: Kathy | September 26, 2014

It’s Ok to Cry

As I wrote in a previous post, I am also a guest blogger on a site that helps teens and young adults deal with the loss of a parent. Grief, the feelings that come with loss, are similar, whether you are 15, 25, 35, 45, etc. It hurts to lose someone, especially a parent.

Maybe you can relate to the post I just wrote for SLAP’D entitled It’s Ok to Cry.

Please check it out:,824/id,66/view,entry/

Posted by: Kathy | September 17, 2014

Happy Birthday, Mom

Today would have been my mom’s 71st birthday. I wrote a poem in honor and memory of her.

My Heart Is Dark

My heart is dark
because I remember your smile
that could brighten a room
with radiating warmth.

My heart is dark
because I remember your voice,
with reassuring words
that could calm any fear.

My heart is dark
because I remember your love,
the depths of which
only a mom could give.

My heart is dark
because so much has changed,
life is very different
without you.

My heart is dark
because of who you were
and all that you did.
I miss the way you cared.

My heart is dark
because today is your birthday
and you’re not here.
We remember you in our hearts.

Happy Birthday, Mom. I miss you and will always love you.

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