Self-love

Did you forget you are worthy of being love? I did for a long, long time. Because I forgot it is not wrong or selfish or vain to love myself too. Why was I thought to believe I could give love to others but…

Bloom souls

To say my heart is broken yet again is an understatement. The collective grief of surpassing 500,000 US souls lost to COVID-19 is beyond comprehension. When my mom suffered, gasping for breath in her battle and loss with Covid-19 on May 16, 2020 –…

TLG’S CREATION

PLANTING MY ROSE  It is with a deep bow of love and gratitude for my stillborn son, “Elijah Iam Godfrey,” that “The Loving Garden” was created. His journey into this world was not meant to be and his diagnosis of Trisomy 13, a genetic…

LOVE BLOOMS on Valentine’s Day!

The Gates to the Loving Garden are now open! St. Croix, USVI, Feb 14, 2021: The seed of a Love Legacy idea planted almost 10 years ago to help others, all in the name of love, finally comes to life. It’s time to uplift…

I will never forget

This moment staying in a tent on top of a mountain in Malibu amongst the ashes from my friends property burnt to the ground from the wildfires in California. I was up there with her dragging all the paperwork of 2020 around with me…

Love starts with our truth

The truth that we loved The truth we feel loss  The truth that we grieve and honor those feelings  The truth is that we have permission and are safe to love Safe to grief. The deeper the love, the deeper the grief. It is…

Moving On

(Written to my son Elijah – August 2011 – 6 months pregnant) I took a break over the weekend. I allowed myself not to think about you. What is to come, the pages of to-do’s needing doing, the whirlwind of my mind and heart…

The announcement of Elijah’s Truth and Impending Passing

(Written in Summer 2011 – a few months before Elijah passed & was born.) It is with a heavy and humbling heart that I write and share with you the following. In April of this year, I was surprised and blessed to find out…

Nobody is paying attention

I was called into the clinic room for the test by a nurse who was pregnant. I would say 7 mo- carrying well and healthy. She was non descript, nice enough. And she proceeded to insert the needle for the tb test in my…

Elijah was turning 1.

I had so much anxiety about Elijah’s 1 year an. I started to regress in grief about a month before. I know it has to do with getting through survival mode and all the changes. All the responsibilities had kept me distracted for so…