Rabbit Hole

Opportunities to explore my grief continue to present themselves in my life at unexpected times. When my friend, who is an actress, invited me to a reading of a play she was starring in, I jumped at the chance. “Of course! I’d love to go!” Then my friend informed me with…

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Spring Tears (Sample blog post)

I am working on creating a new blog for the original blog posts that inspired Borrowed Angel. They come from my family blog, where I kept detailed account of each episode of grief, yet also every spiritual moment I encountered. Writing about both carried me along my path of healing.…

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Blaming Broken Hearts

Facebook can be your best friend or your worst enemy. Some days when I scroll through my feed, it is full of beautiful pictures of family and friends vacationing, or snippets of daily life touched with humor. Other days, the most depressing news filters in–tragic deaths, accidents, or fear-inducing posts…

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“Taumafai” — Song from Borrowed Angel

For those of you who have read Borrowed Angel, you know there is a special song that is referenced in the beginning and the end of the book. I have a video of this song to share with you. But first, from the final chapter of Borrowed Angel: “On Dan’s…

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Two Chapters from Borrowed Angel

Chapter three of Borrowed Angel is a heavy chapter to share. I feel my fingers hesitant as I type these words, preparing to make the most heart-wrenching experience of my life public. Entitled, “That Morning,” chapter three describes what it was like for my husband and me when we found…

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“Dreaming Angel”

Yesterday, I was at Deseret Book store looking at shelves of Willow Tree carvings. All the carvings represent something, though they can be left to personal interpretation, as well. My eyes caught this little one and at first glance, I saw …a mother laying on her child’s headstone. Looking more…

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