Gift of Light

"Let your smile change the world, don't let the world change your smile."


eyes of a child


I've been hurt mulitiple times by him. Mentally I have thrown flags with the pain he has given.  Just then I get notified he is in the hospital for heart failure... Before this pain I was the one who rushed... Continue Reading →


8 months and numb. I remember everything as if it was yesterday. I remember the pain as if it were yesterday. I feel numb.  No tears. No smiles. Just numb. I have a life ahead of me and it is... Continue Reading →

Through the eyes of their daughter…

I was watching this video of a woman sharing her story as a survivor. It had me thinking... Although I feel I am in the process of healing and moving on I question myself if the verbal abuse I went... Continue Reading →

Make a Difference Instead

We all have a story. Either bad, good, easy or challenging. There has been something in our life that has put us where we are right here and right now. I sit and reflect where I am and I'm struggling... Continue Reading →

Sorry won’t always Work

I wanted to share this metaphor my therapist showed me that summarized my feelings. Imagine a fence in front of you. No cracks, no dents, nothing just a nice fence. Imagine a person grabbing a nail and hammering it into this... Continue Reading →

Of course it’s my fault

He questions why I don't contact him to say hi...he talks shit about how I distanced myself. The crazy thing...HE pushed me away. I didn't just wake up one morning and just think to distance myself from my own dad.... Continue Reading →

You Miss it BUT You Don’t Fix it

Although I did not like the way my parents were situating things our relationship was fine a week ago. It wasn't the way it was years ago but it was to the point I was able to feel comfortable to... Continue Reading →

Venting As I find a Way

My tata (grandpa) spoke to my father. He asked him why is it you think your daughter hates you. My dad responded," Well she ignores me and doesn't talk to me." My tata then said well then why don't you... Continue Reading →

What Is It That Is Hiding Under the Pain

I am 23 years old... I am currently going to school and work full time at a school which I LOVE. When I am working with kids it makes me forget about EVERYTHING. Having been moved out and taking my... Continue Reading →

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