A Visit From Matthew

I was 19 when Matthew died. He was roughly 4.5 years when he passed from a Grand Mal Seizure. Such a tragic end to a wonderful beginning… Matthew and his brother Christopher were the second set of twins in my family. We were over-joyed when my Aunt Vicky finally...

When All Feels Lost

Submitted by Vijayabanu Chandramouli For Vijayabanu, June 16, 2012, would be a day forever etched in her memory. Not because of celebration, or happy events but because of sadness, loss and utter devastation. She and her husband, solemnly summoned by phone to the city...

Always Beside Me

For the first time in quite a while, Beth felt a tinge of excitement hovering in the background just waiting to erupt. Her thoughts replayed the sequence of events that led to this newfound encouragement. Beth had grown weary of being alone. It had been 20 years since...

Sign Revealed On Facebook

Looking back, Vanda Bubear would be the first to acknowledge the similarities between her life and a world-class roller coaster. Filled with highs and lows, she struggled to conquer an overload of senses some would find difficult to even navigate. However, through it...

Change of Heart

Submitted by Andrew Nicoll Sun bathed the charming farm house with gold and crimson rays as content horses grazed along the picturesque countryside. A sight Andrew and his wife, Anni, had witnessed many times. Their home was the perfect place to indulge his wife’s...

Brooke’s Clock

My daughter’s name is Brooke. She passed away in April, 2013 at age 15. Her older sister’s 19th birthday was in August. We were at the store downloading a picture for her birthday cake. It was a very hard day for me, but I was doing my best to focus on the...