About

When my journey through the wilderness of grief began, I did not know if I would make it through the forest alive. Writing became my outlet for everything I was feeling and was my therapy of sorts.

What began as Facebook posts has migrated to this blog site. If my journey can help one other person realize that they are not alone in what they are feeling, then this terrible thing called grief will not have been in vain.

But still she stood, ready to get back at it. Badass and admirable.”
― Cristin Harber, Delta: Redemption

My writing style can best be described as “whatever is in my head.” It is a combination of light and dark, hopeful and apathetic, praise and profanity. Not for the faint of heart.

That was the trouble with explaining with words. If you explained with gunpowder, people listened.”

― Dean F. Wilson, Dustrunner

I am a mother to two grown children, two bonus children, and two former bonus children, all whom I love deeply. I have five grandchildren and a fur-baby. A widow, (I list that last because I will not let the term define me), and a friend who wears her heart on her sleeve (but I know my heart belongs in my chest where it’s protected- working on that).

I am honest to a fault and will not tolerate those who do not extend the same courtesy.

Originally from a small town in Ohio called Bucyrus, I have been a resident of the Cleveland metropolitan area for the last 25 years. Truly a country mouse in the big city, and I love it!

What People Say on Social…

“Lisa, your posts are so inspiring. Thank you so much for sharing yourself with us! ❤️❤️❤️”

“I look forward to your blog and knowing you better since I am far away. So glad you and Larry found each other.”

“Hugs friend …this is beautiful”

“I am glad you are finding yourself again! Stay strong and sending you hugs and lots of love!”

“Sorrow is beautiful because it comes from great love…”

“So helpful to you & me. Thank you!”

“Your words are so beautiful…the love you share expressed so beautifully…we all are following your grief and feelings and it’s so touching. Thanks for letting us see this beautiful sorrow and happiness. Thinking of you.”

WordPress Mentions


“In her blog, Lisa invites us to accompany her on an unflinching journey from devastating grief, through the process of climbing through the ashes, rising to embrace healing. In doing so, Lisa discovers that healing after loss doesn’t mean leaving her love behind but rather allows her to honor him, his life and their love, more fully. With raw honesty, the bravery of vulnerability and the sheer strength of an indomitable spirit, she tackles lifes most difficult journey.”

-Laura All the Shoes I Wear blog

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