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Angela Schmoll
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Making the most of every day
Making the most of every day

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Losing an Addicted Child -- Guilt Joins Grief
In my local network of grieving mothers there are a disproportionate number of us who have lost children to drug overdoses. Most, if not all, were unintentionally fatal. My son's autopsy, for example, says accidental overdose, although I know for a fact he ...
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From One Grieving Parent to Another
Yesterday the horror that most people felt at what happened in Oregon was a passing thing. It was disgust and anger that yet again something in our system had gone wrong. Grief that innocent lives had been lost. It was a rallying cry for gun supporters ("If...
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Following the Map That Leads to You
I miss the taste of a sweeter life I miss the conversation I’m searching for a song tonight I’m changing all of the stations I like to think that we had it all We drew a map to a better place But on that road I took a fall Oh baby why did you run away? I wa...
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Getting Ready for Round Four
That wonderful little app on my iPhone popped up the other day with a Time Hop that really took me back. In it I was anticipating meeting my first granddaughter after having been to a weekend yard sale and purchased some things for the baby whose birth was ...
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Unchurched Again This Sunday
I'm not in church this morning. Again. I've prayed over it because I want to find the fellowship and love and support and spirit that I had at my old church before the split between the deacons and pastor destroyed it. I've cried over it because it breaks m...
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Let's Hear It for Forced Holidays
I hate Father's Day. Mother's Day too, for that matter. And while we're at it, Valentine's and the seldom noticed Grandparent's Day (and Best Friends Day etc.). These made up celebrations of love and thanks are just that, contrived as a way to tweak the hea...
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Unhappy Mother's Day
Today has been one of the hardest days of my journey since losing my son. I saw it coming, somehow in the fanfare building for Mother's Day, the profile pictures of moms on Facebook, the memes and tributes. Two years ago, we were expecting to be together as...
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We should have celebrated instead of mourned
We should have been celebrating somewhere today. The sense of what should have been and what is missing has hovered over my afternoon like a dark storm cloud, finally descending on me as I took a brief walk with my dogs. As a family, we should have been gat...
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