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My Grief Journey

Tearing down walls…

When I was a girl, I had the great opportunity of having a step-dad that taught me how to do almost everything he knew.  He

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When will this go away?? Never.

June 27 at 12:54 PM · I know I haven’t written in a while. I’m trying to keep quiet during the judicial process. However, one

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The Last Normal Thing I Ever Did…

On July 26, 2013, at 10:00pm, I went to bed in Bob’s arms. All was right in the world. I was safe. Then, at 2:00am,

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Trading Places

When I was a younger girl, my mother told me I didn’t speak until I was almost 4 years old. This was because my big

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Say My Loved One’s Name (or “How Do I Keep My Loved One in the Public Eye?”)

One of the worst feelings you can experience is caused by the idea everyone (or most people) don’t even remember your loved one existed… yet

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How to Raise Money for a Funeral or Reward Fund using Crowdfunding

When we started Corey’s Network, Inc., one of the first things I did was research which crowd-funding (internet supported) program would take the least amount

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A Simple Man

Two days before Corey was attacked, I shared a YouTube video to his Facebook page.  It was the song “Simple Man” (Lynyrd Skynyrd).  I wanted

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Waiting up

Shelley Cartwright Metje · July 12 at 4:05am · It’s 4am. I can’t sleep. I keep thinking about you. I wish sometimes that I could

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July… not my favorite month.

I feel myself being dragged closer and closer to July 27th. This will be the fourth anniversary of Corey’s attack. The 28th… the day he

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I Can’t Do This…

My mind can’t comprehend what’s happening any more! What has happened to us? Have we become so cold and calloused that we are getting used

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