ALS and courage

May is ALS awareness month, and I’d like to write about how ALS has affected one of my best friends and her family. I met my friend at my first job out of college. We’ve been friends for four years, and she has been one of the best friends I’ve ever had (I’ve written about …

Rest: A poem

The other night I felt like writing, but I couldn’t think of anything to write about. Instead of writing on my computer, I hand wrote a stream-of-consciousness poem that’s pretty morbid. It’s raw, but I want to share it because some of my feelings might be relatable. Sleep, is there no rest? Tired all the …

Ray

Right before starting my freshman year of college, a close family friend passed away from lung cancer. The night I found out, I did not sleep at all. I went over 80 hours without sleep that week. I was diagnosed as bipolar shortly thereafter. Ray was like a grandfather to me and my siblings. We …

Oh, Papa

My grandpa died last Saturday. His funeral is today, and I am giving him a tribute on behalf of all the grandkids. I wanted to share it on my blog because I really like how it turned out. (We pronounced Papa Pawpaw.) Reflections Papa Wayne was ornery and gruff, but he was also exceedingly generous. …