The Anniversary

with love from detroitRyan asked me last night “So, how are you doing?” I was caught off guard and unsure of why he was asking this. “How am I doing with what?” I asked and before he could answer I knew. He was asking how I was doing with the Anniversary of the break-in just a day away. I had happily pushed that to the very back corners of my mind and I truly believed myself when I casually answered, “Oh that, fine.”


Today is the anniversary of a horrific night in my personal history. I thought I was fine. I really believed it. But then a friend did something so thoughtful and beautiful to make this day easier on me, that I lost it. I came home from a play date, put my boys down for their naps and just began to sob.

Have you ever been doing your very best to keep it all together and then someone asks “are you okay?” And you immediately lose all emotional control? I think that is what happened to me. One sweet gesture of empathy and I was a goner.

So here I am, in the moment of self pity and I have decided that I will do what helps the most. Cry. Write. Cry some more.

Tonight we have big plans. The Sullivan family will be attending the Hob Nobble Gobble. A black tie event for families to support The Parade Company. The boys have little black suits, Ryan has a tuxedo and mommy rented a dress from RTR. 

So I am wallowing now and that is okay. But pretty soon, I will wipe my face with a cold wash cloth, get all dolled up and make new, beautiful, happy memories with my family.

With love from Detroit,


Make sure to follow With Love From Detroit on Instagram for a sneak peek at our very fancy duds.

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  • Linda Staley
    November 21, 2014

    Glad you had time for those tears today. A good cry always helps us feel better. In just a little while you will be looking at your three favorite guys dressed in their formal attire! I can’t wait to see photos of the Sullivans dressed to the nines! Feel beautiful and loved, because you are!! Have an amazing evening tonight!

  • Mom
    November 21, 2014

    Have fun this evening. Love you

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