Thank You to Lazarus Lutheran Church

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I cannot begin to articulate the emotions and gratitude that I feel in my heart right now. Rising Above Addiction and Reclaiming My Life have showed me that incredible good can come out of tragedy. Thank you Lazarus Lutheran Church for your trust and generosity. I am honored, humbled and overcome with love. Your donation to Rising Above Addiction will save so many people who are suffering from addiction. Together, we will continue to make a difference.  To my beautiful … Read More

Grieving Mothers Connect

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Last night I made a new friend. We are two Mothers brought together due to sorrow and grief. Valerie lost her beautiful daughter Kristen to drugs. As we shared our stories, I felt indescribable emotion. There is an instant and unspoken bond that forms immediately between Mothers who have lost a child. There is a deep understanding of the pain that becomes our constant companion. There is pure and honest sorrow for each other, and the rawest form of vulnerability … Read More

Happy 21st Birthday Rob

Happy Birthday Rob, Today, you would have been 21 years old. It seems like it has been forever since I have seen you. I long to hear your voice and see you walk through the door. I still cannot believe that you are gone. So much has happened, and so much has changed since we saw each other last. I am still desperately trying to get my feet back on the ground. Losing you has made it impossible to continue … Read More