She's amiable and pleasant, a vibrant smile always on her face.She's friendly in conversation, just laughs and jokes around.She's all around cheerful, and she's so undeniably happy. All signs show no indication of sadness or anger.From the outside, everything seems more than okay.But, what's on the surface is a perfectly curated facade. She smiles widely, … Continue reading Monday Reflections: Hidden Turmoil
A bird perched outside our window sill sings its lovely morning song. The light winter breeze rustles some leaves and creates a swishing sound. Everything feels as it should with no indication something could go wrong. But, the day was deceiving, and we couldn't foresee the news that came around. The doctors said you tried … Continue reading Monday Reflections: Blue Morning
Epilepsy is much like the weather. It's unpredictable and always changing. A sunny, 85 degree morning can quickly turn into a 58 degree with scattered thunderstorms afternoon. With epilepsy, you can never predict what will happen next. You prepare for a picnic. Lightning strikes, and you have to watch the latest documentary on Netflix. The … Continue reading To my Game of Temporal Lobe Fam
Memories of the past three years float around in my mind. As I sort through the trying and sunny times, it's almost impossible to put all my feelings into words. There is heartache for the loved ones I've lost along the way. There is fright and frustration for the storms I've had to face. There is … Continue reading Seizure free for one year!!!
Mom, I could tell you that you're the best friend any girl could ever ask for. I could tell you that you're the kindest person in the entire world. I could tell you that you're the strongest and loveliest person I know. I could tell you all these things, but I'd only be saying what … Continue reading Dear Mom,
After three years, I never thought the monster would awaken. Twenty months ago, what I thought would never happen again did. With the simple passing of time, the tides rose to all-time high, and the storm struck violently once again. There weren't any signs. There wasn't a single indication December 23rd would be any different. … Continue reading Stronger than the storm…six-months seizure free!
I hold my breath and close my eyes hoping the pain will come and go. I try to go on as if it was just another day. There is no denying that the sunset has left and the sunrise has followed. It is another day, but it's another day without you here. When I read … Continue reading Monday Reflections: Monday Blues
Four years have come and gone. 1,460 days have arrived and passed. Time wasted no time to stand still. The world just kept turning round. For 35,040 hours, I've missed you. For 2,102,400 minutes, my heart has ached. I know you're in a better place. I know your pain is no more. But I wish I could … Continue reading Missing Grandma
I could see your bright smile long before I ever saw your face. I could hear your cries and sobs because you needed a diaper change. I could feel your warm hugs when you needed my comforting embrace. I could imagine all the memories we'd create through the years. I could picture you reaching all … Continue reading This is for you, the one I never got to meet.
This is something I wrote back in 2007 when I was adjusting to college and being on my own for the first time. As graduation season comes to a conclusion, I feel the following poem is only appropriate. Going off to college means being surrounded by an unfamiliar environment that is filled with so much … Continue reading Here and There