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

My name is Tessa Dean and I am an author and blogger. My writing styles vary and I love writing using prompts. I am also writing my first book, a Memoir entitled "Government Property - A Memoir of a Military Wife".  This is being published on the blog rather than the traditional way. I am putting up chapters as I go along. I keep my blog filled with useful content, stories, and poems. Plenty to keep you busy. I have also been interviewed by blogs and had other posts published on many different blogs. I also wrote a series of articles on Bipolar Disorder for IBPF (International Bipolar Foundation). I am in my 60’s and disabled which allows me plenty of time to write to my heart’s content. I live in southern New Jersey and have 3 children and 5 grandchildren. My oldest grandchild is a Sargent in the United States Marine Corps.
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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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