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Friday Favorite: Courage, No Better Friend (early edition)

“Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.” ― Winston Churchill ____________________________ Courage is an ever-changing, ever faithful friend. Courage is always admirable, yet sometimes, remains elusive. Its form may change to … Continue reading

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Seasons of the Heart

Seasons come and seasons go. Summer fades into autumn which finally gives way to winter. Just when you think it will never get warm, spring slowly creeps in and takes over, only to make way for summer. That’s the way … Continue reading

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365 Days of Motivation

I like to read, but often the only time I have to read is in the bathtub. I have 5 children (and a husband with a house to take care of), I help with my grandparents, I do this blog … Continue reading

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It’s All About You…

I started this site because I wanted to help other widows/widowers, younger ones especially. It turns out widows/widowers aren’t the only ones who can relate to my experiences. People grieving other types of losses are also able to relate. From … Continue reading

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Courage: No Better Friend

“Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.” ― Winston Churchill ____________________________ Courage is an ever-changing, ever faithful friend. Courage is always admirable, yet sometimes, remains elusive. Its form may change to … Continue reading

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Tears of Men

Life is a series of moments. Moments shape our lives. Some moments more than others. Randy’s death unleashed moment after moment after defining moment. As hard as death is, there is a certain inevitable grace and beauty that comes in … Continue reading

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A Letter

Dear Reader, I hope this letter finds you well. I know things haven’t been easy for you. That’s probably an understatement. I have thought about you often. I have worried and wondered how you are doing. I never wanted you … Continue reading

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Panic!

Randy was killed in a car wreck. About a month after his death I found myself having small episodes. They didn’t feel small until they were over. The were scary as hell while they were happening. I didn’t know why … Continue reading

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Originally posted on And Now for Something Completely Different:
The Goodbye It was time.  I walked in, your wife, your best friend, your lover.  You had been cleaned up, tubes removed, hair combed, fresh gown.  I was able to hold…

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April 12, 2002: Eight Months After My World Quit Turning.

This is a journal entry that I kept online after Randy died. It is as it was when I wrote it. Mistakes, passion, and at times unintelligible blabbering all included. It isn’t pretty. It was real, though. This was a … Continue reading

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