They say every face in a crowd has a story to tell, this is my story..

The news shows and newspapers all called it 'Road Rage'. To me that sounded like a disease, an affliction that can make you kill. A sorry excuse to take the claw end of a hammer and slam it repeatedly into the skull of a human being. In April of 1999 my little brother passed away. Doesn't passed away sound so gentle, even normal? David's death was neither. It was murder. He was found lying in a strangers driveway in a pool of blood. He had been punched, stomped and beaten over his entire body. I still have so many questions. I wrote this book at first for therapy and then for answers. I have found a few. I mainly realized l lost a brother tragically and senselessly. Like every other face in the crowd I have a story..and I want to share my story with you! PUBLICATION DATE TO BE ANNOUNCED LATE SUMMER/EARLY FALL :)

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

A very Sunny Day..

Not only did I receive the blessing of a brand new baby grand daughter I also received my first ever blogger award!! Thank you so much to Cleo from (for the link to this very sunny blog click on "view my complete profile" and scroll down)
So 5 things that bring me sunshine:
1) Gods Miracles (I have witnessed many)
2) My entire family and wonderful husband
3) Baby shoes (the really tiny ones and the feet that wear them)
4) Positive people
5) The beach with family
I would like to pass the award onto these people who have made me smile:
-Kelly Wantach@Lyrical Woodshedding (because her blog is full of sunshine's rewards)
-Judith Van Praag@Hope filled Jars (because I would not survive without hope)
-Joni@ One Voice Write Right (Because she inspires me)
-Alaine@Queen of Happy Endings (because she suffered a terrible loss and still believes in Happy Endings)
-Elaine @Blooming in Midlife (because I understand blooming in midlife)
*For the links to meet these amazing ladies click on "view my complete profile" and scroll down; you will be happy you took the time!
*For you winners post 5 things that bring you sunshine and pass the award on to 5 others!


  1. Congrats on that bright-happy award!

    I saved my biggest CONGRATULATIONS on your new granddaughter. How exciting for you, Doreen!

  2. Congratulations! Wow a another grandchild? Wow!
    You must be elated!

    And thank you! You say I inspire you but it is so many of my writing friends that inspire me, to keep doing what I'm I'm doing. I'm blessed, with a great writing community and so much more!!!

    Thanks Doreen! *big hugs*

  3. Congratulations Doreen for your baby Granddaughter and your sunshine award. You truly are a ray of sunshine. Thank you also for all your kind comments on my blog. I 'm sure we will connect again sometime in the future x

  4. So glad you are having a sunshine day!

  5. Dear Doreen, Congrats with the award indeed! I recall you mentioning at that the subject of your writing just wasn't so sunny/ fun (I paraphrase from memory) and I sympathized. You're performing a creative act of healing by writing/ having written/ investigating your brother David's story. His name will not be forgotten, not by his close loved ones, not by all the people who happen upon your blogs. I'm glad to read of the joy you find in your life, the grandbabies that make you smile, the sunflower that graces your site.

  6. You are so welcome, Doreen! It was well-deserved! BTW, LOVE the new profile pic! :)