We know time doesn’t stand still for no one, no matter how hard we try to hang on to that one precious moment, it begins to so slip away the exact moment it occurs. I remember as a child I would be sitting at Mamma’s feet as she was beading and I would watch as she sewed. One bead at a time from a container of mixed size 10 beads. She would give me a tablespoon full of beads on a white cloth, as a variety of beads sat in front of me, I would separate the beads from the...
We will never eradicate the unnatural deaths; we will, however, continue to talk and listen with compassion. We can make a difference, even if it is - one person, because that one person, no matter their age, is someone's child. As I look at the world differently now, everything and anything is accomplishable in steps, small, baby, or significant steps it can be done! The realization that we can make a difference in one person's life. As we journey on the highway, knowing that we are setting an example for a grieving child, a family a community. To teach the...
40 days of what seems to a long journey seems to be insignificant when we know that someone we love is struggling. We can try to continue to hide the fact that Suicide exists, that just means we are building the foundation for the stigmas to continue. When we name the demon that is stalking our children, our boys and girls, our men and women then we can start to retaliate and start claiming our future back. The demon gets a hold of their minds and when it claims their spirit we have to fight harder to keep our loved...
"Fate whispered to the Warrior, you can not withstand the storm – and the Warrior whispered I AM THE STORM!" Understanding and living through this one storm, I am at a better understanding of what personal "storms" are. It is not finding my way around it, nor am I waiting for it to pass. I am standing, as strong as I can be, waiting to see what this storm will teach me. As I navigate, my new normal one that is a daily reminder that what I AM is not who others say I am, but a bit in a...
Please Call the National Toll Free Number 1-833-456-4566 if you need additional assistance. There has been a roller coaster ride, that I avoided getting on. The emotional roller coaster ride that involves death. I knew that eventually death was going to impact me - I didn’t think and sometimes cant believe it was my son Quinnton that would die before me. I reflect on the days gone by and know that I have to use yesterday as the learning stones to step into tomorrow. I grieve for my son everyday. Some days the grief is worse than others, this journey...
- CC Walk 2019