I started blogging in December 2011 after my son, Reece, was diagnosed with a rare bone marrow disorder. You can read the posts of that blog on www.likeoliveshoots.wordpress.com. After Reece passed way in July 2012, I continued to write sporadically to keep a routine and preserve my sanity. Less, than two years later, on April 15, 2014, my husband passed away unexpectedly. Again, my life and surviving kids’ lives were turned upside down. Life as we knew it was over and now, we were headed into uncharted territory again. Through many twists and turns including remarriage, blending a family, a new baby, a move, raising a family, and dealing with my own emotional and mental recovery, I took several years off from writing to heal.