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.…

Downward Slope

I’ve been stuck in a bit of a weird place this last week or so (even stranger than the place I’ve been in for nearly the past year).  You see, the one year mark is looming, not only for A’s passing in mid-April, but also for his heart attack at the beginning of the month.…

Grief – The Last Taboo

We (finally, thankfully) live in a time where we can talk about many topics once considered taboo.  Subjects which were once not brought up in “polite company” are now openly discussed (and rightfully so).  Things such as sexual assaults, interracial relationships, homosexuality, mental illness and substance addictions were deep, dark secrets to be kept within…

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…

Stormy Season

Let me preface this post by saying that things are definitely getting “better” in my life.  I feel more like my former self all the time.  I know I’m healing, but don’t believe I can ever get to a point where I can say I’m “healed”. That being said, I have definitely felt a change…