Starbucks Messed Up My Name

I have been going to the same Starbucks for over 8 years now. And like many Starbucks, the friendly barista asks for your name to write on the cup. Today, the most serendipitous mistake happened.


Birthday Card

Yesterday, Nif’s best friend (and now my friend) sent me some pictures of an old birthday card she found from Jennifer. More

Best Birthday Gift Ever

Sometimes, you get a gift that just takes your breath away. It doesn’t need to be new, expensive, or the latest iGadget. Sometimes, all you need is the most thoughtful gift in the world.


Am I Done Grieving?

Right after Jen passed away, I found myself blogging much more frequently; sometimes multiples times a week. Now, almost five years later, I find myself struggling with what to write. I have found myself able to talk about Jen, and not get that lump in my throat. I can hear the name “Jennifer” and not wince. And most importantly, I feel like I can help others.


NIFF DAY Was a Huge Success

I can’t even begin to thank you all for taking part in Niff Day. All day, you shared with me all your selfless acts of kindness, and I could not be more honored to call you all my friends.


ALEX AND ANI Sunflower Charm Bangle

Like many young women, I love ALEX AND ANI bracelets. I was on their site, browsing through their new products, and came across a Sunflower Charm Bangle. Not only did I instantly fall in love with it, but I loved the message that goes along with it. More

Better Late Than Never

I know, I know. It has been far too long since my last post, and I have no one to blame but myself. Life has been very busy, and I just have not found the time to sit down and blog. However, could not blogging be a good sign? A sign of growth, a sign that I have moved from grief to acceptance? Granted, I have my bad days here and there, but they are few and far between. More

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