I am not an author! Well, I suppose I am now, but this has been an unexpected journey. I would label myself as a grief survivor that desperately wants to help ease the pain of others who are suffering the loss of a loved one. If I can bring only one smile; one small glimmer of light in the darkness of another person's grief, then I have successfully added goodness to our world.
I belong to a community of grieving parents. I lost my oldest daughter in January of 2022. I was inspired to write these books by my daughter's loving and giving spirit. In the past, I have been faced with explaining death to my daughters when they were small. As you might expect, this was a daunting task because I was also grieving. I felt so much pressure to put my pain aside and try to come up with a way to explain why grandma, grandpa, uncle, etc... were never coming back again. Do I say they're on a trip? They're working out of town? They moved? They went to a magical place? They went to heaven? My mind was racing with panic to figure out how to help my little ones. In that moment, a book like the ones I've written would've helped take the pressure off of me so I could focus on my own healing in order to get better for my children. I do not believe children are as resilient as everyone says they are. I believe children are left with a lot of questions and confusing feelings when they lose a loved one. My goal is to honor my daughter's memory by helping small children feel a connection with the person they lost by connecting with nature.