Dear Loren,

Wow, already another year gone by. It’s been so many years, more than two decades now, and today still hits hard. I cry as I write this because I’m thinking about all the things I want to tell you and how I wish you were here physically to experience all of these moments with me,... Continue Reading →

Dear Loren,

You are with me today. I can feel your presence all around me. Two sentences in and I’m already crying writing this to you. Literally, the first lyrics I hear when I turn on the radio this morning, “I wish heaven had visiting hours”. Goosebumps, I tell you. So I stood there and just listened.... Continue Reading →

Dear Loren,

Dear Loren, My heart hurts as I write this, and even though it has been so long since you left us, for reasons I can’t seem to explain, it hits different this time.  I don’t know – perhaps I’m feeling more emotional today cause it’s just a crazy time right now. This has been THE... Continue Reading →

drie jaar geleden.

damn, it has MOST DEFINITELY been a minute since I’ve written a post. The last I checked I wrote a blog post in APRIL 2019!! THAT WAS MORE THAN A YEAR AGO! Wow, how could have I gone so long without writing. I mean okay, let’s be real for a second though, this is not... Continue Reading →

Dear Loren,

Dear Ate Loren, Wow, another year gone by already. The years just seem to be coming by faster and faster. But here we are, 18 years today since you left us, and the memory of you still lives on. So much has happened since I last wrote to you, since I last thanked you for... Continue Reading →

trust the pause.

It’s been almost three months since my accident, and I can’t even begin to describe how much my life has changed over the past twelve weeks. It’s been a time of healing & growing, a time of rest & relaxation, and most of all a time to just pause. For the first time ever in... Continue Reading →

Dear Loren,

Dear Loren, I don’t even know where to begin… well, I guess I should start by saying thank you (if I haven’t already said it enough times...) Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you for protecting me. Thank you for saving me. This week has been incredibly emotional for me, and I’ve felt your... Continue Reading →

the unfolding.

Alright, well it’s December 31st, the last day of 2018, and I’m currently sitting on my sister’s couch in downtown Calgary, finally getting around to writing this blog post. It’s been a very quaint holiday thus far, and today’s the first day I haven’t left the house since my arrival in this part of the... Continue Reading →

the next right move

It’s been over two months since my last blog post, and to be completely honest, up until a week ago, I wasn’t really in a space where I felt comfortable to share, nor was I inspired to write. The last few months have been filled with just a slew of emotions, with some days better... Continue Reading →

on the eve of my 27th birthday.

Dear Loren, You have no idea how much spending my birthday with you this year means to me. This past year has been such a whirlwind; filled with so many new experiences, new people, and new emotions. If you would have told me last year that I’d be spending my next birthday in the Philippines... Continue Reading →

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