Sheena Blair DUI

Moving Sheena's Spirit Forward

Sheena Blair DUI - Moving Sheena's Spirit Forward

It’s Just a Little Tree

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It’s just a little tree.

I transplanted it from our daycare. It was a gift from a dear parent who gave it to us after Sheena was killed by a drunk driver. When we left the business, we made arrangements for another dear friend to bring it to us when it would stand the best chance of surviving the move, she brought it over last night.

It is hard to dig a hole when your eyes are full of tears. I didn’t expect this reaction. I was just planting a little tree, but it is Sheena’s little tree. It brought it all back. Especially how much I miss her and that our life will never be the same.

I dug the hole in silence, except for the sniffing sound  I was making and the shovel doing it’s work. After the hole was big enough, I saged the site, paying special attention to tribute to Natosi (the Sun) and our Mother, the earth. I cleansed myself, the little tree and the place where I was asking Mother Earth to hold it’s roots tight and nurture it with her bosom. I then made an offering and returned the little tree to the earth. After making tribute and respect to the four quarters of the world, I said a final prayer and walked away. Natosi warmed us with his warmth and bright light with blue skies overhead. Now that the little tree is in it’s place, I see that Thunder Being seems to be sending clouds from the west to provide rain to water and nourish Sheena’s little tree.

Next time you are out celebrating life with your alcohol, and you are reaching for your keys, please remember this story and Sheena’s little tree and just…..don’t do it.

DUI Working Group

I am going to Roger Goodman’s (D-45) Impaired Driving Working group tomorrow morning to hammer out some new and tweak some existing DUI legislation. I have been attending these meetings for a couple years now. LOTS of stakeholders from judges, prosecutors, Law Enforcement, defense lawyers, treatment experts, state crime lab, interlock device companies, Traffic Safety Commission, legislators and some times victim family members of those killed by this atrocity.

A couple folks who were at our summit a couple weeks ago will be there. A couple items that were discussed that day are on the agenda. AND I am taking my dear friend Stacy Emerson with me so she can see how sometimes people can work TOGETHER to do good things that help people. I can remember trying to work with neighborhood groups or Dem Party to do things. It can be frustrating to the point of throwing up your hands (OR your lunch)  and just saying to HELL with it. Well I WON’T say to hell with it, I’ll just start working with serious adults.