Thursday, September 29, 2011


Wow! I am truly humbled & appreciative of each and every one of you who has taken time to read my first entry! I really was nervous to start this blog. I knew that once I hit "publish post" yesterday that, that was..THAT! Of course I could have always deleted it, but you know what I mean. Your comments through here, Facebook, Twitter and word of mouth have really touched my heart. I hope that you will continue to enjoy my many entries to come.

As I said yesterday, it will be a peak into my life..not just about my tragedy, but things that interest me or whatever I want to share for the world to see/read. Although my "story" is a HUGE part of my life, it doesn't define me and who I am and continue to grow to be. Yesterday I tweeted that I'm still a work in progress, but I LOVE who I have become. I didn't always love myself...I know that sounds crazy right? But it's true. I never had problems loving others, family members, friends, etc. But when it came to myself, sometimes I just didn't. Through my current trials I've grown and learned to love myself unconditionally and accept that sometimes things just happen. Learning to love yourself is a must if you expect to have someone else love you. <--TRUTH. Well, this is just a short (well it was supposed to be) entry to say thanks again, again, & again for reading..commenting..and most of showing me love.

Peace & Love

Wednesday, September 28, 2011


I guess this is where I introduce myself...tell what my "blog" will be about and things of that nature. The truth is, I'm not sure what exactly my blog will be about. What I do know is, this will be a place I can share my thoughts & and interests as well as a peak into my life.
I've never really been one who opens up to the "world" and shares my life with everyone. I've always tried to choose carefully who I allow to share in it. You might be wondering why I named my blog "strengthfromlove". Well, it means just that...strength comes from love. I've learned that it's when you're faced with the hardest adversities that you're still able to find strength in love. It can be the love from your family, friends or even the love you have for yourself.
This past summer I experienced the most unthinkable 1 year old son named Aiden unexpectedly passed away. Everyone that knows me, knows how deeply connected we were/are. He was my world and the air that I breathed. My life as I knew it would never be the same. For months I've felt like I was dying and living a terrible nightmare. It seems that everyone now knows my "story" and relates to me as Adria, who lost her son. I thought I'd never be able to make it through this and continue to live my life without my him. Aiden taught me the true meaning of love and what it means to embrace every moment of everyday. We as people can get caught up in our everyday lives and forget to cherish the small things.