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Welcome to Her star forever shines: Sara’s time on earth. A part of Mirikal Books, this site is dedicated to my daughter in an effort to help prevent further deaths from drugs.

If you are a parent in today’s complex world and need some support, guidance, or some where to express your frustrations, you’ve come to the right place.

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10 thoughts on “Welcome!!”

  1. So sorry for the loss of your daughter πŸ˜” May she Rest peaceful in the arms of our Lord.πŸ™πŸΌβ€πŸŒΉ

    What a beautiful way to keep her memory alive.πŸ™πŸΌπŸŒΉ


    1. Thank you for your kind words, Caroline. And I hope that my website and book will help keep others from experiencing what my family and I have dealt with. Take care.


  2. Hi good morning, I am sorry for your loss. Your Star daughter is looking down at you. May God Bless you and guide you through this sad chapter of your life.πŸ™


  3. Good morning I really am interested in reading your philosophy of this drug called Fentanyl my husband my son are you using this drug Mother’s Day this year my brother passed away of an overdose of Fentanyl I’m trying to find a way figure this out❀πŸ’ͺπŸ’―


    1. Good morning, Luann. I’m sorry for the loss of your brother and that your husband and son are involved in this nightmare. I don’t know that I have a philosophy. I only know that prevention is what we have to do to put a stop to this horrific epidemic. The blog and the book are meant to help educate parents about prevention, intervention, resources, and a little bit of parenting with teens. Proceeds of the book, as you can see, are going to help two moms that provide assistance to people in recovery. As far as fentanyl itself, I don’t understand either–how it became a drug that people can easily access. It’s purpose is to be used to treat pain in cancer patients so I just don’t understand it either. If we can each do a little bit to try to provide information and try to save someone from going down that road, then we are doing a lot.
      Thank you, Luann. I wish the best for you and your family.


  4. My SIL died leavin my Dtr with a 2 and 4 year old, he was clean for 4 years, was doing well, leader and head of his drug group, promising young man, decided to use 1 night and died we just don’t understand why, we are still trying to understand why?Esp his 4 now 8 ur old who found him. It’s been 4 years we still grieve his loss,but his son is angry knows daddy had a needle in his arm and knows drugs took his life , in therapy but not working needs more answers asking as a gma to help!


    1. I’m sorry for your loss and for what your family has gone through and continues to experience. As adults, I don’t think we’ll ever understand. For a child who found his dad, the trauma must be unimaginable. Is the therapist doing trauma-focused therapy with him? As far as anything for grandma to do, (my daughter left a child that just turned 16), all I can suggest is that you be there to listen to him, hug him and tell him how much his daddy loved him and would want him to be happy. The book I wrote has a lot of resources and there might be something that will help. If you send me an e-mail with your mailing information, I would like to send you a copy. My email is mirikal1210@gmail.com
      You can also use the email anytime you would like to “talk.” Take care, Viola, and I wish you and your family the best.


  5. I am so sorry you have experienced such a tremendous and horribly traumatic loss.
    That is something I have been dreading I’ll have to deal with and have been waiting to happen for the past 20 years that my Son has been in various drug addictions. The last time he was recently in rehab and told me fentanyl is now in everything, including Meth. Which seems to be the new epidemic of addictions. He left rehab after 2 1/2 months AMA and is back to smoking Meth again. I keep praying for him and all the other addicts in and out of programs and recovery. Thank you for all you are doing to help all of us who love an addict. I’m sure your Daughter’s story and your sharing of it will help more people than either of you could have imagined. And I’m sure she is actively inspiring others and always will.


    1. Thank you for your kind words, Patricia. It is so heart-wrenching to watch our child destroy their life and not be able to do anything or say anything to stop them. I hope your son finds his way to stop using. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Please let me know how he is doing.


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