Category Stories

Hope in the Face of Adversity

“I am staying in a shelter right now. I am 18. Two Fridays ago my mother kicked me out. She kicked me out once before, and I begged her to take me back. She took me back, but she kicked me out again. I am staying in a Code Blue shelter now. I am broke,… Read More

Being the Answer to a Stranger’s Prayer

(This story was first Published on Portraits of the Jersey Shore Facebook Page September 2016) Sometimes a post is not about a quote, but instead about a beautiful moment. I was walking down the boardwalk this evening and saw the gentleman on the right out of the corner of my eye. As I was walking… Read More

I Was Totally Blindsided”

“I am happy for the end of an old year. I am moving past a break-up, and am starting afresh. We were together for 13 years. We were engaged and living in upstate PA. We moved to Little Egg Harbor, and broke up. I was blindsided. He really hurt me.  “It’s been rough. But I… Read More