The Long, Lonely Journey

Every loss is felt distinctly.  Each person we lose in our lives affects us differently.  Every grief is experienced in a unique way.  To compare and judge one person’s pain against another’s is unfair.  That being said, losing my husband has been by far the most difficult loss I’ve ever experienced.  Am still experiencing on […]

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Broken

Yesterday I broke. Although I have been broken for quite some time, yesterday was a complete breakdown.  The whys and hows don’t really matter, just suffice to say that a fairly minor (in the grand scheme of things) event occurred.  Another headache I don’t need, another expense I can’t afford which caused a major meltdown […]

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Full Circle

This past weekend was an emotionally charged one, with my birthday, the Homecoming Dance, my son’s 18th birthday and the 6-month mark from my husband’s passing coming in rapid succession.  Although I’m in a better place to deal with this than I would have been earlier this year, it was still challenging. I spent quite […]

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It’s Not OK

[This may be difficult for some to read, and is a story that I have rarely told.  Many of those closest to me do not know it, and I have never even shared it with my mother.  My husband is one of the few people in my life who has ever heard it, and he […]

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The Hurricane that Wasn’t (and the Wedding that Was)

It has been quite a whirlwind of activity (no pun intended) these past several days, beginning with Hurricane Matthew breathing down our necks.  The trouble with hurricanes begins with their often highly unpredictable natures.  A small shift in direction or intensity can dramatically change the outcome of their visits. In Matthew’s case, his predicted path […]

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Fifth Wheel

This past weekend was another one of those pivotal moments where my husband’s absence was keenly felt, and I was required to step out of my comfort zone and fly (semi-) solo.  Here in “theme park central”, the Halloween holiday is already well underway and we decided to attend Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios.  […]

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