Once a Mom, Always a Mom

Even though both my children are deceased, the mothering instinct, although weak at the beginning for me, became stronger than death through the daily practice over forty-six years of hands-0n caring, nurturing and loving another human being. It’s become so involuntary that it spews from your soul in turrets-like spontaneity directed at strangers and loved ones alike. I refuse to apologize for it. It is what it is. Last picture taken with both my children in 1984. I loved both of my children in their uniqueness. Both of them had a wonderful sense of humor, loved to have a good time, had an innate artistic talent which still baffles me and possessed a sensitivity to the world which made it ha

Star Light, Star Bright

They say that by the time you see a star twinkling in the night sky, it’s already gone. Ava was my shooting star. I was in love with her the moment I saw her at birth. My life forever altered because of her presence, brilliance, challenges, nightmares, passions and ability to love courageously. Ava was not easy to raise. Quite the contrary. She was the most exasperating, frustrating, angry, recalcitrant, talented, complex person one could even fathom but she was MY gift. Although I am not a patient person by nature, I learned so much about true unconditional love from her presence in my life that even my DNA has been altered. And, even in her death, she reaches across to me such that my lear

Our Mental Health System Gets an "F!"

Jennifer (now known as Ava), hit the ground running. She adored her big brother, Carl, at their first meeting in the hospital when she was born. Carl watched his baby sister raise up on her two palms and turned her head from side to side as if telling everyone to turn off the bright lights! He was so tickled by this that he ran into the recovery room to report to me. His eyes gleamed as he told all about what she looked like as if I hadn’t seen the baby at all! Carl loved to fish better than anything and Ava loved her brother more. Here’s Carl with his prized catfish! Carl and Jennifer laughed and screamed and played like two puppies…joyful as if to have found each other again during their f

Mental Health and Physical Therapy

For the whole year of 1982, my 16-year-old son, 5-year-old daughter and I underwent the divorce process. An ugly, painful, gut wrenching, damaging divorce from a person who I thought was my “soul” mate. Jennifer (now known as Ava) and her big brother, Carl in 1982 In the divorce, I got all the bills, the kids, the sewing machine (a Christmas present) and a 1963 Ford Falcon Futura Convertible which looked more like something waiting for a crusher than for refurbishment. 1963 Ford Falcon Futura Convertible – looks pretty good in this photo! The car had been abandoned near Underground Atlanta in the mid-1970′s and my then husband bought it for $25.00. My mom thought he’d overpaid until she saw

Featured Posts
Posts Are Coming Soon
Stay tuned...
Recent Posts
Archive
Search By Tags
Follow Us
  • Facebook Basic Square
  • White Twitter Icon
  • White Facebook Icon
  • White Google+ Icon

DISCLAIMERS

HOLD HARMLESS: None of the websites shown or referred to on Avascorner.org are endorsed or guaranteed in any way. Avascorner.org and/or its related entities are providing this website and its contents as a public service making no representations or warranties of any kind with respect to its related entities or contents. Avascorner.org and/or its related entities are merely a service to the general public and is not developed, maintained or controlled by mental health professionals. The information contained in herein is provided for entertainment purposes only and does not provide definitive medical, legal or other professional advice. Users, visitors or contributors posting, blogging, texting, reading and/or using any of the features and/or information gleaned from Avascorner.org and/or its related entities do so at their own risk.

Neither Avascorner.org nor its related entities are responsible for, and expressly disclaim all liability for, damages of any kind arising out of use, reference to, or reliance upon any information contained within this Web site. While the information contained within this Web site is periodically updated, no guarantee is given that the information provided in this website is correct, complete, and up-to-date.

All Web site design, text, graphics, the selection and arrangement thereof, and all software are Copyrighted 2012 by Donna W. Friend. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. Any use of materials on this website, including reproduction, modification, distribution or republication, without the prior written consent of Donna W. Friend is strictly prohibited.