familyIn  2004 I became a new mother to a beautiful baby girl named Brooke. In 2015 I became a new mother again, to an angel in heaven. I will never stop being her mother, even though she is no longer here on Earth. This blog will document my journey, and my family’s journey as Brooke’s dad,  9-year-old brother and I try to find a way to live our lives without her. I don’t know how to do this. I don’t know why this happened to us. All I know is this… there is only love. And love will keep us going.


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  1. Hi there,
    My name is Tom and I have been reading your blog since you first starting writing it. It is some of the strongest stuff that I have ever read. Thank you for writing it. I don’t know you personally but I know that my son liked Your daughter a lot. He got to dance with her at Cotillion and wanted her to have a cookie with her once after the dancing part was over. She said no but I think it made Joe like her more. He was very emotional when she became an Angel. I share your writings with him and he smiles. Having lost my little brother several years ago I understand grieving. Everyone does it differently. Your writings have brought back some emotions in me that I thought had long gone. Thank you so much for that.
    Please keep writing …Because Brooke. It is beautiful……


  2. Thank, Tom. I know your wife and I know Joe. You have a beautiful family. Brooke told me the exact same story about Cotillion. She really wasn’t into boys yet and I was pretty happy about it, actually. She always told me she was too young, had too much to do, and that boy stuff was not going to be until High School for her. But if that time had come for her I know Joe would have treated her like the princess she was. Hug him for me. He has excellent taste.


  3. Sandi,
    You have been in my thoughts and prayers. Your words are powerful, loving and true. I don’t know your pain, but I know grief. Every time I look at the 5th grade class photo in my son’s room I stop and gaze. Brooke is standing right next to him in the top row. She continues to watch over you, your family and everyone who had the privilege of knowing her here on Earth. Sending strength, courage and love to you.


  4. Hello Sandi,
    I am not sure if you remember me but this is Ms. Lopez. I was the Teacher Assistant in Brooke’s class with Mrs. Ebers @ RHUMPS. I just came across this blog of yours & words can not express how sorry I am for your loss. Brooke was a sweet girl with a Big heart. My condolenced to you and your entire family. Stay strong!


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