Sadness that doesn’t heal.


A friend from high school is having to bury her son this week. There is no amount of sympathy that can possibly help for my friend and the rest of the family.

No one should have to bury a child. No one should have to sit in a doctor’s appointment and be told that the procedures they have already done didn’t work. Or they have quit working. They can’t explain why. But your son isn’t going to live.

No woman who has ever given birth can forget that sweet child being handed to her the first time at the hospital. The first smile, the tears in the eyes, the first steps, the first triumph of that son. Whether it be grades, sports, boy scouts or the first snow shoveled driveway of that child.

The fights with his brother the trouble he got into with his friends. At some point realizing that little boy has turned into a friend, a brother, a comedian, a best friend that hurts when his mother does. The realization that he has turned into a man. Yet he will always be that little bundle wrapped on a blue blanket that she held close when he cried. No a mother should never have to go through this.

This is the best I can possibly do in tribute. I am not a mother in the way that my friend is. But I hope with this post I can show my friend that my thoughts and prayers are with her and her family.

May Scottie Breeden rest in peace. He was a brother, a friend, a son to his father and most of all an angel to his mother.

Valentines Day update


Happy Valentines Day all just thought I would give you an update. My day job today is delivering for edible arrangements. It is a happy delivery. I see why people like doing flowers or these things.

My hubby got me for Christmas as a replacement gift .  James Scott Bell’s online software called the knockout novel based on his great selling book Plot and Structure. I have been working with it on my first police novel. It HAS really opened up my characters and let’s me think of what I need to put in my novel.

The software is in junction with the writing online site. www hiveword.com
which is free. But to get the James Scott Bell perspective. It cost 49.00 dollars and worth every penny. It is some thing I will use over and over again. So I like the way it brings new ideas to you. Along with helping you develop your character’s fully.

So you might want to check it out.

I want to thank James Scott Bell for  developing this wonderful tool.

Again Happy Valentines Day. Be safe and stay warm.