Fall Days

The weather has been beautiful and perfect to me. In California I used to love Spring the most, but here in Texas, I have to say these few weeks in October in the early days of Fall have to be the best days of the year weather-wise. This past Saturday I had a photo shoot in a pumpkin patch. I also had time to shoot pics and have some much needed photography therapy for myself. Here are some photos. Enjoy.




In Memory of Mandy and Dei


Dear Friend,

In recent weeks our community has lost 2 teens to suicide. My kids were very close to both teens.

We are all forever changed by this tragic event. My hope is that through education and awareness, those suffering will be prompted to seek help. This year, I will be participating in the Out of The Darkness Community Walk for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. Funds from this event will fund education and research programs for those who have lost a loved one to suicide. Last year, the community walks raised over $4.2 million. This year, our goal in $5 million.

I will be joining with thousands of people nationwide to walk in AFSP’s San Antonio WalkOut of the Darkness Community Walk to benefit the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. I would appreciate any support that you give me for this worthwhile cause.

The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention is at the forefront of research, education and prevention initiatives designed to reduce loss of life from suicide. With more than 33,000 lives lost each year in the U.S. and over one million worldwide, the importance of AFSP’s mission has never been greater, nor our work more urgent.

I hope you will consider supporting my participation in this event. Any contribution will help the work of AFSP, and all donations are 100% tax deductible.

To My Children

I love you more than you will ever know.

These things that weigh heavy on your heart

How can I take the burdens away

When you would fall down and cry

I would pick you up

But you are not little anymore

Your mind is becoming your own

You are beginning to find yourselves

Letting you grow is so hard to do

Please let me pick you up right now

Let me hold you

You are still my babies

And your hurt is my hurt

Your pain is my pain

Please trust me to be there when you fall.

©2010 T.I.E.

Trying to Find a Peice of Normalcy

Today was Adrian’s funeral. So many of his friends were there. It was hopefully the beginning of the end of this nightmare we have all faced. Now we have to mend and heal and try to get back to normal. I know things will never quite be the same, but we need to move on. I will think of these loved ones everyday along with the other losses I have faced in my life. Anyone I have ever lost has a special place in my heart and will never be forgotten.


Paws on the Patio

Paws on the Patio


In an attempt to find some normalcy, several of us went to Paws on the Patio in Helotes today after the service. It was a gorgeous day and it was just nice to be out and about with each other. We enjoyed company of new friends we have made this past 2 weeks. We have begun to heal. It will take awhile, but things WILL get better.

Love and Peace to you all.

©2010 T.I.E.