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My Story Begins

A story of life, love, healing & growing

IMG_20170408_111044_505Hello World,

We all have a story, some easy, some hard, some happy, some sad. Yet each unique and beautiful in it’s own way.

Today I begin to tell my story. A story of life, healing, motivation and inspiration… A story of friends, family and every day life. A story of strength to keep going after being told I couldn’t. A story of devastating losses and a story of love. A life story, a healing story… My journey to heal and my journey to live…

My journey begins now!

Change Is Good, Growth Is Better

Embrace Them Both


Hello World,

Change and growth can be painful yet necessary to living life. Don’t get stuck doing what you truly don’t like doing and don’t get stuck being where you don’t want to be. Embrace them both or get stuck being comfortably miserable and living a life of what ifs… Change is good, growth is better… Embrace then and live the life you desire

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For those that are seeing my posts for the first time WELCOME to my story. I unfortunately lost my son a year ago and my daughter-in-law started a campaign to help me get a van so I can honor his last wishes and spread his ashes …. Please help if you are able …The active link is below and I’d appreciate if you can share it. Much love, light and peace to you all..❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤

https://www.gofundme.com/riccis-healing-journey

💫Goodnight Universe💫

❤🙏❤ Ricci ❤🙏❤

Compassion Is Passion Straight From The Heart

Compassion helps lift those that may be hurting to bad to lift themselves up!


Hello World,

Having compassion is motivation to go out of your way to help another through emotional, spiritual or physical hurts or pains. It can lift someone up when they don’t have the strength to lift themselves up, it can be a shoulder for their tears or an ear to just be there to listen.

Compassion is passion straight from the heart… It can’t be taught or found from outside, it comes from deep within. We never know what someone maybe going through and even if you haven’t experienced what someone may be dealing with, being compassionate can be just what that person may need.

Always be compassionate because without compassion we lose what being human is truly all about!!!

Always be kind, always have compassion because our world needs it desperately more and more each day!

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For those that are seeing my blog for the first time WELCOME to my story. I unfortunately lost my son a year ago and my daughter-in-law started a campaign to help me get a van so I can honor his last wishes and spread his ashes at his favorite places…. Please help if you are able or share the link of you cannot …Any and all help is extremely appreciated… It’s time for me to heal, it’s time for me to live again. Much love to you all and thank you!

https://www.gofundme.com/riccis-healing-journey

🙏❤🙏 Ricci 🙏❤🙏

Falling Down Is A Part Of Life

Getting Back Up Is Living


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I wasn’t going to post tonight because I’ve been all emotional mess all day… Yet I’ve had so many beautiful comments and support about my loss that I didn’t want to go to sleep without saying THANK YOU.

Thank you all for all the beautifully kind words and support through this very difficult time in my life… You have all helped remind me that even with all the negativity in our world today, there’s just as many, if not more, beautiful people out there that still have beautiful hearts and souls and for the reminder and for all of you I AM GRATEFUL….

For those that are new to my blog… WELCOME…. My blog is about my healing journey from losing my son a little over a year ago and it’s been the hardest journey in my life. 

My daughter-in-law started a campaign for me (because of my limited disability income) so I can purchase a van that will be big enough for my mobility wheelchair and to honor my sons last wishes and sprinkle his ashes at all the places he wanted to see. Please take a look at the campaign and if you can help I thank you and truly appreciate it in advance, if not if you could share the link I would truly appreciate it. I’m ready to keep my promise and more importantly I’m ready to begin my healing journey! I’m ready to live again 😢

Much love to you all and thank you for taking the time to read my blog, it means so very very much. Sweet dreams my friends 

https://www.gofundme.com/riccis-healing-journey
💫 Goodnight Universe 💫
🙏❤💫 Ricci 💫❤🙏

Emotions Are Temporary

It’s how you use them that matters

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Hello World,

We all have emotions they are a natural state of mind. Yet we tend to let them control our thoughts and our actions and that’s really not ok to do.

Emotions are temporary feelings that are derived from what’s going on with us. Whether it’s a mood we are in, a situation we are going through or a person, place or thing… Emotions are temporary feelings that only we can control.

Some come from our train of thought and some come from our heart and every one is valid…. The key is to always allow yourself to feel them… just don’t let them control or destroy you.

When we follow the emotions that come from our mind, we always act on logic and logic doesn’t always lead to happiness and rarely matches what our heart feels.

Always trust your instincts, always follow your heart… For our minds can make us second guess ourselves but out heart won’t ever lie!

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For those of you that do not know or are brand new to my blog “Welcome” The link you see on my daily posts is for a campaign my daughter-in-law started for me because I unfortunately lost my son a little over a year ago and because I’m on a very limited disability income she started this campaign so I can get a van to honor my sons last wishes, sprinkle his ashes at the places he wanted to see before he passed away and begin my journey to heal. Phase take a look at the campaign and if you can help I’d be extremely grateful or of you can share it that would help immensely too…. Much love to you all and thank you for taking the time to read my story!

https://www.gofundme.com/riccis-healing-journey

❤❤Ricci❤❤

Grief Is Love

Without Anywhere To Go

Hello World,

They say that grief has many stages and the definition says it is a very deep sorrow, usually caused from a death… Yet although I believe in the stages, I believe grief is really just love.

A love so deep it causes a void, a void that’s hard to live with, a void that never gets filled. Yet even though I know in my heart and deep within my soul that my son is always with me… The hardest part isn’t saying Good-bye…. The hardest past is learning to live without him.

💫 Goodnight💫Universe 💫

😢 Ricci 😢

 PS… If possible please take a look at my campaign and sharing it would be greatly appreciated. Thank you all. 

https://www.gofundme.com/riccis-healing-journey

Learn, Reflect and Let It Go

Don’t Engage In Ignorance, Just Turn and Walk Away

Hello World,

People are so quick to tell you how you should or shouldn’t feel… What you should do with your life, how you should do it and why you shouldn’t do what you want to…

Today I had someone approach me because I was crying/mourning about my son, alone by the river and she proceeded to tell me that it’s been a year so I shouldn’t STILL be upset,… Then went on to tell me I should just dump his ashes in the river and move on, that he’s gone and won’t know the difference and then proceeded to tell me that it’s foolish for me to travel around the country sprinkling his ashes because I should never travel alone…. AHHHHHHHHH WTF????

All I did was look up to the sky and very loudly thanked the universe for the person I’ve grown to be…and honestly she should have done it too actually, because a a year ago I would have drowned her ass!!!! Instead I turned towards her, smiled, got up and walked away…. I guess my healing has begun 🙏😍🙏

Don’t ever allow anyone’s ignorance, lack of cooth, negativity and or opinions dictate how you feel about anything…. No one can truly make you feel anyway unless you allow them too…. 

Learn, reflect, let go & move on… It’s your life to live not there’s. 

😊🙏😊 Ricci 😊🙏😊

Please share my gofundme campaign if you are able. Very much needed and extremely appreciated…. https://www.gofundme.com/riccis-healing-journey

There Are No Words

For The Loss Of A Child


Hello World,

Grieving is NO joke!!! I was thinking about taking a sabbatical from IG and from my blog for a bit because I’m an emotional mess from losing my son, yet decided to continue doing what I do and rather than stuffing my feelings behind my writing, I’ve decided I’m going to write about them.

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Most of you know I lost my son and I realized tonight that although my writing is about daily stuff, about life, I’ve been stuffing about what’s really going on and it’s time I let it all out so to speak. 

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I’ve been having the hardest time in my life emotionally and I need to express how I feel about the worst pain ever, the loss of a child, with hope that I may reach others that are emotionally lost as I am and let them know they are NOT ALONE!!! 

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My writing is an extension of me and what I’m going through at that moment and up until literally 5 minutes ago I realized that my sadness and pain are an extension of me too yet up until now I wasn’t ready to open that can of whoop ass…😢 

I AM ready now…I AM ready to fully being my healing journey and for those that would like to follow you’re more than welcome… Let the healing begin… This is gonna be a bumpy ride.. Much love and sweet dreams my friends…  Let the ride begin ❤❤🙏🙏❤❤

💫Goodnight Universe💫

❤ Ricci ❤