Fresh Beginnings #art #pen #ink #loss

ArtJournal_4-1Sorry  I have been away for a while. Regrettably I have been on an emotional roller coaster ride since April. From multiple family deaths, to celebrating birthdays, to celebrating our pregnancy, to mourning the loss of our baby is some of the major reasons I have been away for so long.

But I do not want you to feel sorry for me. This is life. Life can be wonderful and sometimes painful all at the same time. It took me awhile to realize this. To come back from the emotional abyss and to get back what I lost – me. After all, I am still me even with everything I have been through these past couple of months.

As a part of the healing process, I began to run again, taking walks in the gardens where I work, and even more walks in the park near our home. These little journeys have brought me solace that nothing else has. Sure our family has been huge support, my husband hugs me when I need him to, but no one could ease the emotional and physical pain I was in. I needed on my own to come to terms of losing our baby. It has been one of the hardest things I ever had to do. But life has a funny way of moving forward whether you want it to or not. I simply had to make a choice to move with it our get left behind.

In the spirit of moving forward, I decided to resume this blog among other things. This day marks the one week anniversary of celebrating my birthday. Traditionally every year I put a close to one art journal and begin another. To mark this time, I usually unveil the journal I have been working on over the past year each Friday. I thought I would give a sneak peek today at the cover of this past years journal cover before I resume my Flashback Fridays.

So here is to fresh beginnings and the resurrection of my regular Flashback Friday posts.

Until tomorrow…



  1. John Sterner says:

    Thank you for sharing! Peace and love to you and yours and may you find the journey smoother! ((Hugs)) and prayers

  2. Linda says:

    Seems you have navigated your dark night of the souls journey with grace and insight. While we can have a deep empathy and send loving prayers, it is indeed a path we walk alone, as you have experienced. Having a compassionate support system indeed supports our heart as we draw in and cultivate and develop new strengths and reserves. As Brene Brown would say, you’re wholehearted sharing allows us all to feel the deep connection available to us through authenticity. I thank you for sharing those actions and thoughts that have helped you, in hopes that these might help others in a similar situations. As you continue to grieve, I have no doubt you will carry a deep love for your child and carry them with you as you more forward. I commend you for your bravery in sharing so honestly, and hope the coming months will bring you renewed joy in the beauty that surrounds you.♥️♥️ I look forward to future posts!

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