peaches_rsremember when we walked out the door, straight to the peach trees?
how we reached up, grabbing the plumpest of fruits?
when we took a bite, how the sweet juice ran down our chins onto our chests?
the stickiness lingering on our lips as we sucked the nectar out of life…

Wednesday, July 29th, 2015 2

manzanita-tree_rsShe said the manzanita trees reminded her of me,
With their red bark and smooth branches.
I said that’s interesting because Manzanita is one of my favorite places on this earth.
She said these trees are sturdy, strong.
She said they’re beautiful and rich.
She said they’re like me.
I drank in her words, trying to believe they were true.

Monday, July 27th, 2015 0


A night like no other
Burned into my brain,
Came out of nowhere
Darkening my door.
Everything changed.
Filled with fear and shock,
Guideposts fell away
Hearing the muffler fade in the distance.
I sat in stunned silence,
January having just begun.
Knowing not what lie ahead,
Love seemed the only answer.
My rock and my salvation.
Not understanding then
Open-heartedness wouldn’t matter.
Parker cried for months,
Questioning as did I.
Remembering all the years,
Saying my goodbyes.
Trust had irrevocably been broken
Unveiled as months unfolded.
Vows that rung unspoken,
Wounds that may not heal.
(E)xiled in my heart,
You likely cannot see
Zone when I’ll be free.


(photo taken by Cherish Bryck)

Wednesday, July 22nd, 2015 19

I’m on summer vacation!! WOOT! But, I am over on ViewFinders today if you want to take a peak at what I’m up to…

Sausalito_rsAhhh…Vacation, all I ever wanted…

Tuesday, July 7th, 2015 0

I’m over at ViewFinders today with a post that is so fitting for what I seek on my creative journey, with what I share and do here at Life Refocused. It’s all about how photography is teaching me about life, grief, the human experience, the common struggle, me.

Oregon-Coast-Gulls_rsI truly hope you click HERE to read the full post.  Much love, friends. xoxo

Wednesday, June 17th, 2015 0