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Oh, Carmen. This is unbelievably beautiful, and so are you.


I so related to this post. My family is experiencing one of the MOST challenging years of our lives. Between 2 deaths(one my nephews suicide) and passing of my beloved godfather we are also dealing with our oldest son's addiction problems. It has been SO HARD. I carry a white beach stone with me and use it for the same purpose you used your shell. It helps.My mantra is "This too shall pass", and I really really try to look for the blessings and lessons in what we are experiencing.


What a great read, thanks for sharing.

Unfortunately, you will never, ever be a fragment- you're more like a giant clam. You make such an impact on everyone around you!


hugs, it is a slow process, but mourning is a process. Praying for you

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  • Carmen Staicer is a whirlwind of energy and execution who rarely sleeps and loves coffee and happens to have six outstanding awesome, incredibly loud and opinionated kids who are always right no matter what. Her passions include Zumba, hiking, photography, homeless ministry, reading, cooking, and spending time at the beach as often as possible. She's a college student studying to be a social worker who works as a Barista. State of mind? Tired, y'all.