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WE WERE STRANGERS

For weeks, I avoided writing this story because I wanted to simply put it behind me. But then I decided there was insight that I gained from this experience. Continue reading

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YOU TRULY ARE MY BUTTERFLY

I no longer see my children as a means of healing my broken heart. I want to see them fly like butterflies! Their transformation has been gradual but tremendous. Continue reading

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HOW CAN MY HEART EVER HEAL?

I wrote a poem called “The Ache in My Heart.” It was written four years into my bereavement, at a time when I had little hope of ever feeling better. The last line of my poem was, “How can my heart ever heal – when it continues to bleed?” I began to heal when I changed my thought process. I had to actually believe that healing was possible. Continue reading

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SHE GAVE ME WINGS

In 1997, I received an illustration assignment for a series of note cards. I ended up illustrating six butterflies, a honeybee, and two flowers. Of those paintings, only the four butterflies were published. Whenever I painted anything, the first thing I did was search out reference. Because I liked insects and butterflies, I had a few books and photos. While looking at my files, I came across a clipping. It mentioned that there was a lady who wasn’t too far away from where I lived. She specialized in renting insects. Continue reading

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