betty white · furbabies · Grief · Life is short · Mindfulness · pets

When A Hibiscus Makes You Cry

I (Shannon) came home from work today, changed into my "outside clothes", took Betty White out for a stroll, and when we returned, she sat on the porch and watched me as I unraveled the hose to water the plants. It was a scorcher today, so it took longer than usual to quench all of… Continue reading When A Hibiscus Makes You Cry

Grief

One Year Ago- Your Heart Stopped and Somehow, Mine Didn’t

It has been a year since you left. A year we never wanted to experience, but one that spawned so many life decisions once we woke up to how short life is. So many say that the pain gets better with time. It doesn't. Breathing may begin to normalize again, but the heart doesn't stop… Continue reading One Year Ago- Your Heart Stopped and Somehow, Mine Didn’t

Grief · Holidays · Tiny Living · Travel

Joy and Sadness of Christmas Day

This Christmas has been absolutely wonderful, and absolutely heart-wrenching. The holidays are often a time where, as no surprise, many have difficulty with depression and sadness in their lives. We had many mixed emotions as the arrival of Christmas came upon us this year. First, we have been ecstatic to not be working on the… Continue reading Joy and Sadness of Christmas Day