I am sitting here on another quiet morning. Unable to sleep and happened to pick up a book my mom kept of our childhood memories. The 2nd part of my blog’s title is : Help me spread my wings and fly! I thought that I had just made that up at the time, but obviously it came from earlier in my life. Here is a poem written to my late mom:

Although it’s taking me longer than most to spread my wings and fly.
I am finding that I have what it takes to make it and get by.
Thank you for all the encouragement and the love that you have shown.
I am thankful you are my mother and I am not alone.

It has only been a year and I miss you still. I love you!



About Tessa

Tessa Dean at 60 plus is still writing but slowing down because of her disabilities affecting both physical and mental abilities. She has bipolar disorder (mental), Fibromyalgia (nerves), degenerative disc disease (spine), and arthritis (joints). She has published about 12 articles on Bipolar Disorder on www.IBPF.net. She is also working on 3 fiction books (mysteries/thrillers). The books will probably never be finished, but who knows what the future holds. She keeps her blogs filled with useful content, stories and poems. Plenty to keep you busy. She has also been interviewed by blogs and had other posts published on many different blogs. She is from Southern, NJ. Her family, writing and blog keep her busy. You can also follow the progress of her memoirs on the blog. She is adding chapters a little at a time.
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  1. oh, how sweet – this first year (for me, my dad) is hard, isn’t it….but how precious she left you that book – maybe if it’s not too personal, you could post some of it – my dad made albums of family and his stuff that I cherish


  2. Its funny when you find things from your past 🙂


  3. jannatwrites says:

    Oh this was so sweet. I wish there was something I could say to help ease the pain of physical loss of a loved one, but I’ve got nothing. (I say physical loss, because they are always with us in memories…)


    • Tessa says:

      Thank you Janna! As you can see I haven’t checked my blog in a while. I have to stop the excuses and go on with my dream of being a published writer. I know I am a writer, but it is just the beginning.


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