Category: Milestones (Shayna Elayne)

Day 2461- I Will Not Be Like A Typical Teenager

Day 2461- I Will Not Be Like A Typical Teenager shayna personality agreement

We started Treasured Locks when Shayna was two years old. The girls were the inspiration for the business and both worked for us, for a while. Shayna loved leaving little notes for us all over. She would sneak into my office and write notes to me in my notebooks I used for jotting down notes […]

Day 2028- Christmas 2020

Day 2028- Christmas 2020

Christmas 2020 it’s the sixth Christmas since Shayna passed away in June of 2015. Over the years, I’ve learned not to anticipate Christmas as much as I used to-, whether I’m expecting it to be good or bad. Let’s just wait and see what the day brings is my new motto. Expectations lead to disappointment. […]

Grief 2 Growth Podcast Bonus Episode- 2,000 Days A.S.

Grief 2 Growth Podcast Bonus Episode- 2,000 Days A.S.

2,000 days 48,000 hours 5.479 years That’s how long it’s been since my life changed forever. June 24th, 2015 was the day that my daughter Shayna Elayne left this Earthly plane.  Today is December 14th, 2020 This morning I woke up and thought about how things have changed since June 24th, 2015. I got up, […]

Day 1665- The Day After Shayna’s Birthday

Day 1665- The Day After Shayna’s Birthday

Birthdays, anniversaries, holidays, all of these things are a confusing mix of emotions after we have “lost” a dear one. Shayna’s 20th birthday was a day that brought a feeling of dread as it loomed larger and larger on the calendar. Starting last week, well-meaning parents in Helping Parents Heal began offering sympathetic messages to […]

Day 1664- Shayna’s Birthday- Give Me a Sign

Day 1664- Shayna’s Birthday- Give Me a Sign

Today is Shayna’s 20th birthday. When I asked her for a sign this morning, she reminded me she had given me a sign last night. The Alexa in our office suddenly and inexplicably stopped working with the bedroom lights. Just as inexplicably, it started working again. This morning, I made a YouTube video using an […]

Day 1509- Zoe- The Best Dog Ever

Day 1509- Zoe- The Best Dog Ever

Many times over the last nearly fifteen years, Tywana or I have uttered that phrase. “Zoe is the best dog ever.” Zoe was a 60-pound retriever mix. God only knows her true genetic background. She looks most like a flat-coated retriever. We got Zoe in February 2005, only a few weeks after our fur-baby Chloe […]

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