Wednesday, August 19, 2015


A death in the family;
For all those who have been praying for us, thank you. 
Celeste was a beautiful child of God, taken back by the Author of our life, our glorious Creator, and Lover of our souls. Now she is among the Communion of Saints. Rest in peace, sweet one.
From your Great Auntie!

Friday, July 31, 2015

Planned Parenthood:

It is a privilege to carry a child  in utero...
A child is a gift from God
All of us are special
God knows every hair on our head
He formed us . He is our Creator.

  It is horrific to see the videos of tiny arms, legs and parts
Being sorted out on a tray to be salvaged 
And sold 
Even worse is the denial of this being a heinous crime!
There is more concern of a lion being
Shot  than The murder of babies and more.

I don't want my tax dollars to pay for abortions.
I do not believe in taking life because
I believe in respect for life at all ages and stages.

This is my faith. 
I believe in God, the Father Almighty, Creator of Heaven and Earth,
And in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord who was 
Conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary,
Suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died and was buried...

 St.Girard, patron Saint of mothers,
Pray for us
Mothers protect your children

Sunday, July 26, 2015


We have an awesome God and "awesome" should be reserved only for Him! He made heaven and earth and the beautiful things in it. Everything God does for us, He does for the love of us.

This bird is beautiful, noisy, and attracting all sorts of attention in Moss Landing this morning.

He waits for his master to come back and he squawks to let everyone know it!

We were given voices for a reason. Do you use it? Do you? I am squawking about childhood sexual abuse! I am plain disgusted. I want to live in a place where it no longer exists. Would you help me by talking about prevention and reporting with your children? It's your new job!

Thank you from the child of a senseless crime. You changed their world.

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Why You Stay Involved With Survivors:

I was asked this question at a meeting. 
It didn't take long to come up with the answer. 
After watching the movie, Boyhood Shadows,
I learned how this crime impacted you...
Never leaves you ...even tho you spoke up. 

Please continue to speak up and help us stop sexual abuse.
Do not become discouraged!
We will work to make it stop and we need you!

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

One Reminder of Loving Myself:

I was looking at a list today of 121 ways to love yourself.
 They were suggestions of what else to do between meals...
Ever eat out of boredom?
Ever eat because it smelled good
Or looked good and you weren't even hungry?
How about eating because other people are doing it
and/or it sounds like a good idea?
There are many reasons we gain weight.
Are you healthy?
There are different kinds of health...
Mental, emotional, spiritual, psycho, social...

I don't draw but I think it would be fun to learn or color again. 
It is always fun to color with children 
And it provides another great opportunity to visit. 

So, this picture reminded me of loving myself. 

Sunday, June 7, 2015


Where do you actually hang out? I  have always spent a lot of time in my car with my job in the field of Public Health Nursing. 
(I am distracted right now because my dog is snoring so loud! )
I choose the very closest Starbucks from my house. There are four of them in the vicinity. I am reminded of the popular sitcom, Cheers, because they call out my name as I come in the door. 
(It's too quiet...have to check and see if my dog is still breathing.)
I see the same people on most days if I stick to the same time. Have also had fun conversations and laughs and listened to toe taping music. There's the artist who sets up and paints, the computer geek,  the crossword puzzle guy and students - usually an off duty barista.
On the bulletin board I am allowed to place my card for my book because it supports a non-profit, I appreciate being able to do that. So, this is my thank you to them and I have permission to post this picture. ❤️

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Mothers Day:

Thank you for my children, God! I did the best I could to protect them and it wasn't good enough. I will be forever sorry. 
     Now there is more information available thru social media and the news. I encourage every mother ... If you see something, say something! Believe your child and stand by their side. 
     This is my public service announcement! If you want to know more about how something horrible could actually happen then read my memoir. It will open your eyes. Then...You won't have any questions.
     Order it on Amazon...

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Tuesday, April 28, 2015


If You Suspect Abuse 
or Need Help Now,
Call 1.888.PREVENT 
or 1-800-4-A-CHILD

Saturday, April 25, 2015


Where do you go to find that space that we all need? First we have to quiet the mind, and that can happen anyplace if you are trained to do so. For me, I can do that in my parked car in the sun! But, to walk into a church...the scene is set!
You are welcome to walk into any Catholic Church in the world and pray...
What is that? Just talk to God. He is waiting for you. Peace be with you.

Friday, April 17, 2015

April is Awareness Month for the Prevention of Child Sexual Abuse:

Give voice...get everyone involved. Ask your faith community to support your endeavors. Have the help number printed in your church bulletin. Each one of us is responsible to protect our children. If you see something, say something. Thank you.  St. Maria Goretti, pray for us.

Monday, April 6, 2015

Writing Prompt:

The first thing I noticed was the empty space in the pack of peppers. It didn't seem to make much of a difference. The pepper family stayed together. I would probably pick one from the middle too...just to see if I could. This picture is the prompt. What don't you see that you want to write about. My title would be,  "this is a Wake Up Call."

Monday, March 30, 2015

Hit By Lightning video:

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Share this video with as many as you can...especially Facebook,friends, teachers, nurses, organizations, universities, high schools, press, public figures, law enforcement and youth programs.


Saturday, March 7, 2015

March 07, 1964

The day it started...

And then after marriage and children...


It was midnight in my hell and I had just destroyed all the evidence. 

Read "Under My Roof ~ A Mothers Story of the Heinous Ctime of Incest."

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Sorrow and Grief:

It is such a privilege to be a mother.
Here is the mother of Christ.  When our children suffer, we too have an indescribable ache in our hearts.  Many of us...too many of us know that ache. The number of children who are molested before the age of 18. One in three girls and one in five boys. THEY have mothers...who suffer when they know this has happened to their child. 
Do they ever forget? No! 

A mother who knows and understands is our Blessed Mother given to us by Jesus himself as He hung on the cross. 

Thank you, Jesus. Since my real mom is deceased now I often (daily) turn to her and ask for comfort and consolation for all those who are suffering in any way from the impact of sexual abuse. 

God bless you in your journey of healing and recovery. Keep hopeful as you deal with this trauma and help someone else along the way.

Sunday, February 22, 2015

End Violence:

One Billion Rising is an important event giving a voice to the survivor and making known the resources in communities.