Category: Grief

Living in the Present!

Living in the Present!

I think as we age, we find peace and comfort in each moment spent with those we love. Of course part of aging is to revisit the past but I find as each year comes and goes that it is easier to live each day as it comes. I have been a practicing Christian all […]

Happy New Year

Happy New Year

This is a memory of my first New Year’s evening based on memories and also the realization that YES… life is different! The first New Year after a loss is almost impossible to imagine.  Hard to fathom that our loved one died…last year.  Such a distance and disconnect.  But to leave a century behind was […]

Making a Plan

Making a Plan

This is a chapter from the book.  I emphasize the importance of making plans for holidays that does work out… you need a plan B.  Can not say enough about being with supportive people with a plan. Dearest Eddie, As I have written in earlier letters, having a plan for special days really helped me. […]

The Day the Stones Cried

The Day the Stones Cried

Several years  ago we visited the ground zero area.  This story originated there and hopefully will impact you with its implications and meaning….

A Denial

A Denial

Written in memory of my first husband’s passing nineteen years ago, I share my observations of the courage it takes to look ahead in the shadow of illness. A week after John died, my beloved niece was getting married.  Of course the timing was rough and my not attending would have been an option.  But […]

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Traveling Alone

I share my story of traveling by myself after the death of my first husband. Memories invade my head and heart and I hope you feel both loss and hope between the lines. Things to reflect is my wish for you. My friend’s husband died five months ago. She has completed a lot of the […]

Christ in My Life

Christ in My Life

I was asked to speak at a Women’s Prayer Luncheon shortly after the book was published. This story is my personal history but also my witnessing to the blessing I feel being a Christian who has been a member of several faiths with the same GOD. ———————– I was saved when I was nine years […]

Changing The Oil

Changing The Oil

The loss of my husband opened many empty spaces in my life and one of them was the care of my car.  In this story, I will share the first time I took it to the Car Dealer for an oil change. You will read not only my report of that day but also the […]

Let’s Just Stay Here

Let’s Just Stay Here

On our last trip to Florida in the Spring of 1998…I share these memories with you. All of the what ifs we think about…are normal and real to us all. ______________ Sitting on a windy beach John and I leaned against each other, and I suggested, “Why don’t we just stay here and wait to […]

Please Help Me Get Through the Night

Please Help Me Get Through the Night

This memory is still clear in my mind and heart because it was the beginning of the end of our family’s way of life.  My husband, my child’s father…was going to die. I remember being relieved as I watched the sunrise.  The golden glow of the upcoming sun not only warmed my tired, cold, soul […]