Life Journey with Maria Espino

… we are all the same road.

The Death of My Mother


There is one truth universally accepted. A mother has the most profound effect of anyone on your life; be it positive or negative. So let me share with you just how true that fact is for me. I had just turned 17 when my mother died. She was diagnosed and dead in less than six […]

16 and Pregnant


When I was 16, I got pregnant.  Now that was not a secret.  And the doctors were not happy about that at all, obviously my parents weren’t either.  And I am about to tell a truth that I have never told a single soul in my entire life — not even my parents or my […]

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The Importance of Organ Donation

UNOS 7-27-2015

As many of you may know, I battle every single day with a genetic disease called Cystic Fibrosis (CF). I realize many of you may not know what that is or how it affects me and those around me.  I urge you to view a short video (~7 minutes) by a dear friend of mine, […]

Irreparably Broken


My heart is irreparably broken, Since the day you rose above, I strive to keep it open, To recieve all your love, Love that lives in the air of spring, In each and every budding flower, In all the memories that it brings, Embraced by its immense power, Nothing can fill this void, With never […]

September 9th, 2013


Its the month of September which always includes my birthday. My birthday is actually a joyous day for me. I have no fears of getting older, even though now after hitting the milestone of 37 (patients with CF have an average lifespan of 37, BF is a little older) it could be a ominous thing to […]

Q. How do you keep a marriage good?


Asked by: Lisa D. of Boca Raton, FL. Q: How do you keep a marriage good? A: One word… FORGIVENESS. But that can only come if you have another word… BOUNDARIES. And boundaries can only be set if you have another word… RESPECT. And respect can only be achieved if you have another word… COMMUNICATION. […]

August 1st, 2013


So I haven’t had a diary entry in a while. I need to unload some stuff. This entry is going to be about lawsuits… I’ve had many of them in my life. The biggest one was the 9-yr battle against my father’s former wife for the estate that my father left me. Three days after […]


Q. With so much loss, how do you enjoy the gains?


Asked by: Teresa G. of Fort Myers, FL. Q: With so much loss, how do you enjoy the gains? A: I take simple pleasures in the time I spend with my husband and my new family — his mom, dad, sister, brother in law, nephew, and niece. Time with them is the only thing that […]

My Sister’s Abandonment


It is with great sadness that I tackle this issue and I open it up with this caveat: these words are written from my memory and they are my point of view. I do not claim them to be neither true or false, they are my memories and memories can very often be skewed or fuzzy. But please […]

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