Mason’s Mandate

When our  son, Mason, died last June we experienced anguish like we’ve never known. At 4 months old he passed away unexpectedly during his afternoon nap. In the minutes, hours, days, weeks and months that followed his death we witnessed firsthand just how broken the current system is. The victimization we felt was something I … [Read more…]

Mason’s 1st Birthday

I miss you so much. It’s so hard to believe that one little person could take up so much space in my heart but you do. We called you our sunshine and because of you our lives will always be brighter. But because you’re gone the days will always be grayer than they should. I … [Read more…]

Respect my authority!

{Written January 2nd 2014} A few weeks ago, Max karate kicked my revered glass jug. He didn’t mean to, he was just being a kid and excited because I was making ice cream. It could have been avoided if he’d been more careful but equally so, if I had put it in a safer spot. … [Read more…]

Mason’s Obituary

Mason David Joseph Alexander went to Heaven on June 1st, 2016 at just 4 months and 7 days old. He passed peacefully by his mother’s side as he took his afternoon nap and woke up in the arms of Jesus. Mason left us sooner than we wished, but those who were touched by him understood … [Read more…]

At an arm’s length

  Most people don’t know everything you lose when you lose a child. There’s so much more than the death, it touches every aspect, every relationship, every part of you. It’s solitary. It’s dark. It makes you crazy and sad and pathetic. I often find myself standing in Mason’s room, overwhelmed by his things. The … [Read more…]