I was born in New York a few years ago and raised in the beautiful island of Puerto Rico. I’ve been blessed with a wonderful life and family. Among my blessings was being a mother to three and a wife.
Like everyone else I’ve had many ups and downs. After a failed attempt at a restaurant we moved to Florida for a job promised to my husband. It was a fresh start for us. So with three children ages 9, 8 and 7 in tow and $2,500 in our pocket we took the leap.
Tragedy struck our family in July 2007 when my oldest son was killed in a pedestrian accident. Life was and has never been the same since then. But I tried to make the best of it because I knew that my son would not want me to have it any other way.
In living my son’s dreams I returned to college in my late 40’s and studied accounting. I currently work as a part-time accountant. Sometimes I question my choice. Maybe I should’ve studied literature. Don’t get me wrong, I love accounting; but I also love writing – well, I discovered it after my son’s death.
I’ve been married for 33 years to a wonderful man and, besides my angel in heaven, I have a 29-year-old daughter and son and a 5-year-old dachshund/chihuahua mix who is the king of our family!
I recently converted my grief diary and journals into a book, Diary of a Grieving Mother’s Heart. My hope is to be able to reach as many grieving parents as possible. If they can relate to my story and find that place of peace that I have, then I am happy.