From Sand to Gemstones

Refining Life's Ragged Edges



The Flame

There are days when the whole world just seems to stop. You walk around and you're trying to talk to people but it's as if they're frozen. Or, you're really not there. Those are dark days for me. Days like... Continue Reading →

Unsettled Heart

It has been a day. A week. I've been trying to shake depression off. It has been a while since I've really been affected. During the holidays it was a little hard but I was able to shake it off.... Continue Reading →

Against the Odds

The day is nearly over. Finally. Today I started my day off a little better than I have in a long time. I haven't been feeling well lately so I've been struggling to get up in the mornings. My body... Continue Reading →


I am not a mother to a breathing child. I do not know what it's likes to be a mother to my own child. But, here's the thing. I love like a mother. I think like a mother. I speak like... Continue Reading →

Finally Choosing

I saw a picture of my niece today. She moved back to Hawaii with her mother this year and not a day goes by that I don't think of how my Hoku is doing. I never told my family but... Continue Reading →

My Personal Pandora’s Box

It hits at the most inopportune time. Before you go to bed after a long laborious day at work. As your feet hits the docks on your way for a boat ride. Descending the stairs to the pebbled beach. As... Continue Reading →

This Day In July

Two years. For 12 years I have struggled with infertility. Because of infertility this is what I know: It is a silent struggle It is not an inconvenience, it is an actual disease It is too taboo for others to... Continue Reading →

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