Dear widow police – I won’t revoke my card

Nearly six years ago I was given exclusive membership to one of the worlds crappiest clubs.   October 9th, 2009 – the day I went from being half of M & M, Mrs. Michelle Steinke, and the wife of Mitchel Steinke to becoming a widow. No thanks. You can keep your membership card because at 36, with a 1 and nearly 3 year old at home, and nothing but years of life planned before us – I don’t want admittance (read more…)


Living With Damage

My life turned upside down without a moments notice on October 9th, 2009. The day, and the moments surrounding that period of my life are forever seared into my mind and have left permanent imprints on my soul. I remember moments of almost foreshadowing before the accident. I remember the entire year hearing a voice deep inside me telling me not to sweat the small stuff, not to fight, not to be petty. I did not always listen… That morning (read more…)