Mom’s Miraculous Death

By these photos, taken by my friend at Arlington National Cemetery, you might feel this is a post about Memorial Day, but it’s not. My mom’s birthday falls on Memorial Day this year. I have wrote about mom’s death before, but I’m going to take another swing at. Warning this piece might be considered a little long, over 600 words.

My mom died on February 6, 1998 from Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma and spent most of ‘97 in and out of two hospitals. The closest one was Malcolm Grove on Andrews Air Force Base and the other was Bethesda Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland. She was always in a room with two beds no matter which venue we were at. As it worked out the other bed was never taken by another patient during any of her visits and I was allowed to sleep in it. Guess the Doctors new mom wasn’t long for this world and the bed was mine if it wasn’t needed.

Mom loved us kids and her grandchildren and was constantly praying for us. I drank and drugged for years and she prayed that I would stop and I did nine years before her death. I was given the blessing to give back the kindness and love that she gave me all my life and was able to move her in with me for her last year on earth. As a result of that year I lost almost everything I had after she died, because I neglected everything and concentrated on her. The one thing I did not give up was sharing the Gospel Message in the Charles County Detention Center (CCDC) every Thursday. I would go home to wash clothes and re-up for another week at the hospitals, then go to jail and give the message, before going back to mom the next day.

Here’s where the miracle takes place. She was moved from the west wing of the fifth floor at Malcolm Grove to Bethesda four days before she died. Side note, dad died at Malcom Groove in 1975 on the east wing of the fifth floor. The Doctors said she had two days to live, so they wanted to move her to a special bed. It was a noisy bed because of the movement needed to combat bed sores. I used the other bed to either sleep in or study for the next message at the CCDC. In order to concentrate on the message I needed to turn the TV up as back ground noise.

Picture this: I’m in the hospital room with mom, the noisy bed, loud TV and all of my study material is on my bed. All of a sudden the world went silent. The TV made no sound, even as I saw the actor’s lips moving, but no sound came from them. I looked at mom and she was fixed as I had grown use to – no change. The bed was muted, but it was still moving as normal. There was no sound from the hallway or outside, the wind was blowing the tree tops but hushed. I got up and walked to mom’s right side and cupped her right hand with my left one. After a few seconds God gave me the opportunity to wipe mom’s last tear from her right eye. I knew she was finally at peace – so was I. Then as an afterthought, all volume returned.

I packed my belongings, turned the TV off and stepped to the hallway after one last look at mom and the room. Standing outside of that unforgettable room I nodded to the Doctor down the hall on my right, then turned left for home. God gave mom and I that special moment to say goodbye. Mom is buried on top of dad and they share the same headstone.

Coastal Arts Market (CAM)

This is my first time at this event, but it seems to be a lively group of venders, with some beautiful scenery. I will be selling my two books poetry about my life and some photography.
This is a recurring event at 22500 Washington St. Leonard, MD 20650 from 9 am to 3 pm on 4/20, 5/18, 6/15, 7/20, 8/17, 9/28 and 10/12.

Book Selling & Signing Event

Holiday Craft Fair




Santa, crafts, gifts, bake goods, face painting, crafts for kids ECT….

Many different vendors besides me. Vendors will keep their earnings, all other proceeds will be donated to MHAA (Maryland Heroin Awareness Advocates). Those who sponsor the event, always donate their time and monies.

I am not hosting this event, I’m just one of many vendors attending.

It is organised by family members, that have lost their loved one’s to this terrible drug. We need more events like this

Book signing in Colonial Beach, VA

I will be selling my books and photography at the Boardwalk Arts and Craft Festival in Colonial Beach, VA on September 1st and 2nd from 9am to 5pm.
My books of poetry are, ‘Twilight to Son Shine’ and ‘Life Changes’. They both tell you my life story, in the form of an autobiography. Each one consist of 25 poems and each poem is accompanied with a photo, either handed down to me from my parents, taken by me or taken of me. Some poems included are of family, relationships, depression or God.
Most of my photos are wild life, landscapes or inanimate objects.


Port Tobacco, MD

You can find me about two hundred yards from the pier