Being Grateful

Today, as could have been predicted, I received many calls and messages from those wishing me a happy holiday, including at least a few that were quite unexpected, coming from individuals with whom I rarely get to speak.  As the first Thanksgiving without my husband, I’m certain everyone expected it to be an extremely difficult […]

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The Road Less Traveled

I finally did it! Those of you who know me well (or even reasonably so) know that my husband and I would take frequent walks.  We were fortunately able to do so on an almost daily basis, as I worked from home, as technically did he. What started out as simply a way to simply […]

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Hoarding

You know those hoarding shows on television?  The ones where some lonely, pitiful person is in danger of suffocating under piles of old newspapers or cannot use certain rooms or hallways in their house because it’s filled with so much stuff?  I’m not a fan of these shows, and haven’t really watched an entire episode, […]

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Kaleidoscope

Remember those inexpensive, little kaleidoscopes you used as a child?  In my case, I generally found them in the gift shop of wherever our field trip happened to be that day, or they were a small gift in a goodie bag from a birthday party. You would hold it up to your eye and turn […]

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My Grieving Heart Still Begs To Have My Husband Home

Originally posted on Mommy Is A Widow:
No one knows how to beg like a person who’s lost their love. It was February last year when my husband died. Our daughter hadn’t even learned to walk yet. It’s been nearly 21 months now and our daughter is a firecracker! We have moved and life has…

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Where Love Grows

Ever since my recent major meltdown, I had been doing fairly well.  As you likely know, this is a relative term, and applies to my “new normal”.  (I believe I’ve mentioned this before, but I really dislike that expression.  I was quite content with my “old normal” and never asked for an updated version.) But […]

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