Hawaiian Honeymoon 

One of the memories I shared at my husband’s Celebration of Life service was how he fell in love with Hawaii when we went there on our honeymoon.  Obviously, Hawaii is beautiful and like no other place on Earth, but I think his attachment to it was so immediate and so intense because it was […]

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Young Love

Yesterday, I dropped my 17 y.o. son and his (fairly) new girlfriend off at a theme park for the day while I went to work.  I dawdled at Ikea on the way home to give them more time on their date, and then picked them up early evening.  Driving the young girl home, I caught […]

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Untethered

Untethered means without ties or anchor, floating free, and it’s exactly how I’ve been feeling lately.  My husband was my anchor (and I his tether to the Earth if a certain woman with psychic abilities is to be believed), but somehow that rope broke back in April, and I have been floating aimlessly since. There […]

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Shine a Light

[Update – 7/24/17   Recently, the individual responsible for a large portion of the negativity that resulted in the break from A’s family that I felt necessary for my sanity, started in again by commenting on this blog post.  I believe my daughter’s wedding this past weekend (blog post to come) stirred up some negative emotions. […]

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Celebrating Life

In our family, we have long spoken about what type of funeral we each want, and how we would like our final goodbyes to be.  After attending many events that were too somber and mournful, with not enough laughter and remembrance of the better times, we spoke of honoring a life, rather than mourning a […]

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Tribute to “the Man”

[Below is the tribute speech given at my husband’s Celebration of Life service.  Rather than try to provide the highlights, I have chosen to present it verbatim.  Note that it is fairly lengthy and still does not touch on all the points I would have liked to share about my husband.  It is difficult to […]

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Toxic People

The last few weeks have been highly emotional ones and I’ve had no time at all to blog. My husband’s Celebration of Life service was this past weekend and I spent days working on a photo slideshow and a tribute speech. As the memories surfaced, I filed them away, my intention to come back after […]

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