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.

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.

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 won’t tolerate tall tales.

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

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

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

“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.”

Sorrow is beautiful because it comes from great love…