Sunday, January 24, 2010


Serendipity is the effect by which one accidentally stumbles upon something fortunate, especially while looking for something entirely unrelated.

Kind of like:

Silly Putty by James Wright, which was created while trying to find a rubber substitute for the United States during World War II.


Good ‘ol boy Chris Columbus who was looking for a new way to India in 1492 and wound up landing in The Americas.  I’m guessing he didn’t stop and ask for directions either.

And even

Yes, that little blue pill that has changed the smiles on middle-aged women everywhere.  It was originally directed for use in hypertension and angina pectoris-- who knew the claim to fame it would have?
(...everyone should enjoy a giggle now and again...)

Back to the blog...
Serendipity, for me, came by way of life.

After Jena passed away from cystic fibrosis, I was certain I was on track for depression and grief.  Everything I had once known about life was ripped out from underneath me and I was left completely and utterly lost.

Somehow while on this path of death and destruction, I found life.

While writing in despair, I found an optimistic voice.  I found the more I wrote, the more life seemed hopeful, dare I say, beautiful.  I had found a way to carry on in life… totally accidental.

I found a way to immortalize my baby girl who was, for all intense purposes, gone from this earth.  I found an outlet for my depression which created huge awareness for cystic fibrosis, the very thing that put me in the state of misery.  And, fortunately for you, I have now found a new way to express my sad, and pathetic sense of humor while hoping I make a point at times.

My point?

You just never know where the road you are on will take you.

Don’t give up.

Keep the faith.

What fortune will you unexpectedly come across?

To Serendipity Baby!


  1. I've always thought that life is what happens to you when you least expect it. What an inspirational message you wrote here. I think that everything that happens to us makes us who we are and though losing Jena was the worst thing a mother could go through, it changed you in ways you probably never imagined. I'm glad you've found a way to be optimistic and postitive and to reach out to others. You are a hero...


  2. Through such a sad story you've found the beauty of your voice. you're truly an inspiration.

  3. Serendipity for me is an everyday experience.
    I went to school to become a hairdresser because I needed to find a job that I new I would be able to work at. Having a sister and a father in law as hairdressers and salon owners I was pretty sure I would find work. Little did I know I would find so much more. Everyday I meet new people and learn new things. The best thing for me is, it has led me to wonderful people that have become wonderful friends you and Jena among them.
    SERENDIPITY-an everyday experience

  4. Beautiful post, as always sweetie. Hope everyone is doing well on your side of the river...