Dogs Family

He came close

Originally posted 2020-06-16 12:44:24. My husband keeps the bandana that our dog, Charlie, wore around her neck on his work bag. He was leaving work last night and noticed her bandana not on his bag. He traced his steps, checked the truck, the locker room and every place he had been to try and find it. He said he even looked several times trying to find it. He got home and was in panic mode…

Continue reading

Family

Validation

Originally posted 2021-12-09 10:38:31. It’s kind of funny because the one that says “you think other people have it worse” is something I always think when I hear someone say or talk about their trauma. Not that in validates my own just that I feel like I may have kind of “gotten over” mine (even though you never really do) just that some people may not have been able to handle the pain from the…

Continue reading

Family

Posttraumatic Growth After Loss

Originally posted 2020-05-21 19:33:19. Enroll in our newest course, “Posttraumatic Growth After Loss,” which covers Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS)‘s Suicide Postvention Model. Check out the article from narrator Dr. Shauna Springer, where she shares the four pillars for building a strong plan of support for trauma survivors so posttraumatic growth can take place. Course: http://ow.ly/uqjv50zMVvP Four Pillars: http://ow.ly/Plsu50zMVvO

Continue reading

Family

No one knows…

Originally posted 2019-04-04 10:36:40. No one knows how my heart truly feels… No one knows the daily struggle I have within myself… No one knows the guilt… No one knows the feeling of being left behind… No one knows the feeling of holding it all together while you rapidly fall apart… No one knows how my heart hurts… No one knows how I want to be free of the struggle… No one knows why I…

Continue reading

Family

Which is it?

Well…. my dad passed away at first by a heart attack and now was told it was instead an aneurysm. The death certificate has not be signed off on as of this morning because for whatever reason, all 4 of my step siblings all have to physically be there to sign off on it. Why the eldest one can’t do it by himself I don’t know. Thankfully my aunt (technically step aunt) lives in our…

Continue reading

Family

Only one I’ve ever known

I lost the only father I have ever known, my children lost the only grandfather (or better known as Pa to them). I am going to say he is now reunited with my mother. I haven’t even come to terms with my mothers passing and now this. I feel hella guilty because I haven’t even been able to return to my mothers house since she passed and now this. I feel left behind. My momma,…

Continue reading

Family

Buddy Check Wednesday

Originally posted 2017-10-04 13:25:41. TODAY IS BUDDY CHECK WEDNESDAY…Good Morning! Don’t forget your brothers & sisters. YOU are the point person today…call, email or text one or more of your brothers and sisters to make sure they are doing okay. Everybody needs a Buddy. NO MORE 20 on our watch. Do your part and please share this post. PTSD affects so many! We now have a close group for PTSD CAREGIVERS. You will find it…

Continue reading

Family

Musical Love Connection

Originally posted 2020-05-06 09:00:18. You know those songs that you absolutely love? The ones that bring back so many memories of your past? Yeah, those. I love music! Always have. I have loved to listen to it and to sing it. I feel the music not just listen to it. You know those songs that you can feel every word, every beat. Well… I also have a love/hate relationship with those same songs. They bring…

Continue reading

Family

Scammed

Originally posted 2020-05-01 06:13:19. If you remember the passing of my nephews, CJ and Tey, you might remember that they were being cremated and placed in custom urns. Welll… not so fast. After repeated calls and inquiries it appears the urns aren’t even available. They original origin of said urns was either India or China. We have been waiting since December and this should not take this long. The family would like to be able…

Continue reading