My Bodyguard

If you know me, or have been following me for awhile, you know that I believe my husband speaks to me through music, which was a major part of his life, so it will be no surprise that I essentially started my day with a one-two punch to the emotional gut that just reaffirms to […]

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Meet and Greet Weekend

Originally posted on 21st Century Sojourner:
It’s Meet and Greet time! I’ve loved hosting these in the past, so I’m very excited to be hosting this one. Getting to know new bloggers and watching bloggers I like to get to know each other makes me happy! This is a party, and it’s meant to be…

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Good Grief

Several months ago, long before I was quite ready to read it, a friend gave me a cute, little butterfly pin and a book about grief, Good Grief: Healing Through the Shadow of Loss by Deborah Morris Coryell.  At the time, I was touched by the pin and immediately attached it to my purse, but […]

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Love Uou Too

Some days are better than others.  That’s the simplest explanation. There are days when I can look back at the life I had with A and smile at all of the amazing memories we made.  I look at our three wonderful children and remember how proud of them he was, how excited he was for […]

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The Jury Finds You… Guilty!

I’m fairly certain most people have at least a working knowledge of the Five Stages of Grief (or Seven, depending on which school of thought you subscribe to).  I know it was something I studied in an early Psychology class in college many moons ago, but as I was young and had been fairly protected […]

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Ooooh… Barracuda

This past weekend marked 5 months since my husband passed away.  As such, it was an emotional time with much reflection on our life together, his passing, and what has transpired since.   Life has certainly changed for me… dramatically.  Which, of course, is an understatement. The mullet were running this weekend, and my son was […]

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Meaning of Life

[I apologize in advance for being so philosophical and reflective, but it seems that my thoughts are less emotional and more cerebral today. At least they are right at this particular moment.  Note that I don’t actually have the answers to the meaning of life, so if you’re looking here to find them, you should […]

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