I’ll Never See Her Get Married

After Hannah died, this is one of those thoughts that was so painful. She’s my only daughter and I’ll never see her get married or hold her babies. When I asked myself it was true, the answer seemed so obvious. Of course I won’t! She’s dead!...

Regrets

After Hannah completed suicide, I had all sorts of questions. Did I do enough? Did I love her enough? Did I find the right counselors? Did I expect too much of her? Was she punishing me? Was our, my husband and my, relationship issues to blame? Did other people know...

When A Writer Writes

Good things happen. Jen Hanni is a friend. She is a gifted, published author. When she asked me if she could write a story about Hannah, I didn’t hesitate to say yes. I had no idea this would happen: Excellence Series: Laura...

#OneMinuteOfHope

People ask me all the time what they can do to help. Well, here ya go! Have a minute?   Rachel Naegle and I invite you to take ONE MINUTE to vlog a heartfelt moment of hope – a moment where you found peace in or after a storm. Hashtag it #oneminuteofhope and...

Rat Someone Out – PLEASE!

Bruce and I were given the greatest gift Wednesday night. Background – About two weeks ago, I was a guest speaker for the North Ogden Jr. High’s Hope Squad. I was invited by Sherry Hogg Wallwork – a valiant fighter for our youth. When I walked into...

Is It Okay to Heal?

A new normal? I’ve wanted to write about this for a long time. It’s scary. There is this unspoken law in the suicide community that survivors can’t heal all the way. That if we do, we somehow are betraying our loved ones lost to suicide. Even worse,...