Prison Talk: My Loved One was Arrested, Now What?!

I’ll remember this day until I die. For me, I had band rehearsals that day. I was 14 and beginning my Freshman year of high school the following week. We were in the car, just beginning to leave. We made it to the end of our drive way when not one, but three police cruisers pulled in front of us. Immediately jumping out of the car, I’ll never forget them shouting at us. Screaming like we were animals and guns raised. Guns. I remember the gun pointing at my brother, and I remember BEGGING “Can I please give him a hug? Please can I hug my brother?”. I remember crying for months just wondering, “Why couldn’t I hug my brother???” It just stunned me, I was completely and utterly in shock. I just knew my brother needed me to hug him. My 14 year old brain was convinced that if I could just hug him, somehow we’d magically be transported to five years prior when things were sweet. Hell, even two months prior. A time that this didn’t exist. As I mentioned above, we were already in the car in transit to school. So, we also got to follow him in the cruiser until we each split ways – about a minute from the detention facility. Once he was arrested, I had no idea where to turn. I had no idea what to do. I had no idea what to say.

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June Favorite: Maui Moisture

Okay, I definitely have to start by saying that I immediately loved this product from day one. After about a week, I started getting excited to write this post. I eat a plant based diet, but I’ve been a little worried about giving up my HBA products. Mainly because hygiene products are already expensive without the vegan, cruelty free, organic labels.

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My hair has been in pretty bad shape since I cut it last (We’ll blame it on stress), so i mean everything I say. The first time I saw this product was online scrolling through facebook. I think this is due to the amount of vegan social media pages I’ve been following. It’s weird how that happens, isn’t it? I remember every time I saw it I thought “I’m going to look into where I can buy it. I bet, due to my location, I’ll have to have it shipped to me.” To my surprise, I found it at my local grocery store. What? I didn’t find just the type pictures, they had many different hair products by this brand. Very excited and very eager to try some shampoo and conditioner, I picked up two bottles. Due to the shape my hair is in, I got the kind “For weak, brittle hair”. Although I haven’t noticed a difference in the length of hair, I’ve noticed a difference in the health of my hair. What amazed me was how I felt the difference after the first use. How crazy is that! I was not expecting to see an immediate change in the overall health of my hair. I think what I appreciated most was the simple, yet straight to the point label.

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I have nothing but great things to say about these products! After using these for a little over a month, I don’t think I’ll be changing any time soon. I’m excited to try different scents that focus on different areas. It leaves my hair smelling seriously great. My boyfriend is constantly complimenting the smell. I would definitely recommend giving this product a try, and will definitely continue using it. Have you tried this product? What are your thoughts?

A Tribute to My Best Friend

They say the only constant
is change.
But you never changed,
and you’ve been the only constant.
I’ll never forget the first time I saw you..
Oh, how small your body was;
how young your body was.
We watched you grow for six WHOLE weeks!!
I remember seeing your eyes open for the very first time,
and I remember watching you grow.
My, oh my
I’ll never forget the day we brought you home.
I recall how perfectly you fit
just inside my six year old hands.
You showed my heart the true meaning of
Unconditional Love.
You remind my heart to love always, be kind always, and eat always.
In the moments that no human could give me love,
I always found yours.
This. This is a tribute to my best friend.
This is the thanks I’ll never be able to say.
This is for all the years of sharing my plate of food.
This is for all the years of play time.
This is a special thank-you for all the onesies you wore
(Without aggression, might I add)
This is my special thank you for how excited you still get when I walk through the door.
Because, lord knows, no human has ever been that excited to see me.
Thank you for being the little brother I was never given.
Thank you for the one of a kind relationship you have given me.
And, if for some reason, the universe separates us in this life,
I will await the day I see you at the rainbow bridge
to collect the piece of my heart you have taken.
A pup’s love is a special love,
and Noah, I will cherish you always.
So, after sixteen years,
here’s a simple
I love you