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It was time to plan a future. The first year of widowhood was the hardest. The second year wasn't a piece of cake, but I felt a bit of joy at times and a little less pain.

May They Always Live Through You

 I hear it quite often asked of me, “How Do I Live Without Them since They’ve Died?”  I want to help you to change that question.

 I ask you to replace this question with, “How can I honor my loved one’s Legacy and Keep them alive within the Hearts of Those who love them since they have Graduated in their Life’s Journey to Heaven?”

Are These Crazy Emotions Normal?

“When did they offer the roller-coaster training? Somehow I missed that,” Sally said.

Sally’s husband Ron died a week prior. Once the arrangements were done and the funeral was over, grief hit her like a relentless tsunami.

Grief does strange things to us. It buffets the heart and shakes the soul. It’s confusing and frustrating. We can be shocked by its depth and power. 


Mother's Day means different things to different people.  To me, it's bitter-sweet.  Each year my young children (now 7 and 4) have different emotions as all of their friends celebrate with their mothers.  That raises lots of feelings in me that I haven't completely processed.  On the other hand I celebrate the wonderful mother I have who is alive, in good health, and a trem


“I know this is going sound a little crazy, but I would never have thought grief was so emotional,” Sophia whispered.

I smiled. Sophia smiled too, and then giggled.

“That felt good,” she sighed. “But seriously, my emotions are over the top and all over the place. What do I do with them?”

Good question.



Wayne lived out in the country. Walking into his house was like entering a cave. The curtains were closed, the lights off.

Wayne sat in his recliner, staring at the wall. Neither of us said anything for several minutes.

Finally, Wayne began to shake. His face contorted as if in pain. His eyes were red from lack of sleep.

“I miss her so much,” he stammered.


"I never dreamed anything could be so painful. It's like my insides are being put through a meat grinder, or like half my heart has been ripped away," Lorraine said, wringing a dishtowel as she stared into her lap.

Then, looking up into my eyes, she asked, "Where did he go? How could he leave? What am I supposed to do? How am I going to handle this? Who am I now?"

Every Body Has A Spirit

Every Body Has a Spirit

That The Human Eye Can't See

When We Leave This Mortal Earth 

Our Spirit Is Set Free

The Loves We Shared Upon This Earth

With Our Spirit Still Remain

And Will Go On Forever

Until We Meet Those Loves Again

People Have So Many Questions

Unspoken Words Still Fill Their Head

Always Remember Your Loved One

Your Angel Anniversary

It's your 'Angel Anniversary'

Can't believe how time has passed

Seems like yesterday I saw you

Never dreamt it would be the last

You left such special memories

Many hearts were broken too

Dating vs. Children...What's a Widow's Priority?

I finally got to the place, in my second year of widowhood, that I felt ready to date. I had broken the attachment I had with my late husband. I found someone that I was interested in and felt some happy moments. We first met at a party and from there, our friendship grew from our phone calls. When he asked me out for our first date, I took some time to think about it.

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