Fighting for Love

A random string of memories popped up today, and not exactly the “best” ones.   I’m not entirely sure why they decided to rear their heads, although possibly, they may have come from hearing Leona Lewis’ Bleeding Love and specifically the lyrics: “Trying hard not to hear, but they talk so loud.   Their piercing sounds…

Island Retreat

A few days ago marked one year since my husband passed away, and my grown children and I, along with their significant others, got away for a few days to one of his favorite spots in Florida. I’ve heard this one-year point called every thing from “death anniversary” to “angelversary” to, as one crazy widow…

Unsteady

Years ago, I had an “incident” with a fun house barrel.  A and I, along with my brother, his wife, and their two boys, had taken our girls to a local fair (years before our son was born or even thought about).  The small town agricultural fair is pretty much tradition for anyone who grew up…

Conversation by the Sea

It was exactly one year ago today that I sat on the beach with my husband on a Sunday afternoon discussing the steps necessary for him to get a business started.  After pursuing a career in golf for several years, he had decided it might be time to think about earning a steady income again.…

Let’s Talk

It’s Saturday night as I write this, and I’ve only just gotten home a short while ago after a pleasant dinner with a couple from back “home”.  I went to school with the husband, and already felt as though I knew his wife through her Facebook posts, although we’ve only crossed paths a couple of…

Life After a Death

Nine months.  That’s how long it has been.  Today marks nine months from the date the world as I had known it shattered.  Nine months.  That’s the average human gestation period.  Nine months from the creation of life until a newborn child makes its way into this world, headed on its journey of learning and…

Life After Loss

Today is the last day of what has been an extremely challenging year.  It marks 259 days since my husband drew his last breath, and 273 days since we last heard his voice.  It seems somewhat fitting to write this, my final post this year, and my 100th post since I started, on the final…