Author Archives: Mary K. Smith

About Mary K. Smith

I was widowed in July 2009, when I lost my beloved husband, John, to melanoma. Cancer SUCKS. We have a young son who was just a year old when his father died. I live on a small farm in Maryland which is home to horses, cats, and a dog. I started this blog as a way for me to heal, a way to remember my husband, and eventually I'd like to share it with our son so he can see the love that his father had for him, the love that we had for each other, what a great person his father was, and how hard his father fought to live.

A firefighter’s tribute

Whether you love it or hate it Facebook is often a great way to connect.  Today, a friend tagged me in a post, I clicked it to discover this. along with this text Honoring two friends who will now go … Continue reading

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Out of the Mouths of Babes- Friends

We’re watching a presentation on “Forgotten Fair Hill.”  The room is packed.  Before I signed up for the presentation, I had checked to make sure kiddo would be welcome and we were cleared, so I signed up.  If there is … Continue reading

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Grief Quote- Earl Grollman

Grief is not a disorder, a disease or a sign of weakness. It is an emotional, physical and spiritual necessity, the price you pay for love. The only cure for grief is to grieve. – Earl Grollman I stumbled across … Continue reading

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Election Day

Four years ago, we went to the polls together.  John took Nathaniel with him to vote and even let kiddo help him select his choices.  John was tickled pink to take kiddo to take part in his first election.  Nathaniel … Continue reading

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SHE GETS IT!!! “You don’t need closure to heal.”

“Meet me where I’m at!”  Nancy Berns truly “gets” it!!!  FINALLY, somebody who can put into words the process of dealing with grief… or even hard times- like a health crisis. “YOU DON’T NEED CLOSURE TO HEAL…” It’s not about … Continue reading

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The Cancer Card

My aunt is in the hospital.  She is sick with pneumonia.  I stopped to bet her a Get Well card. And there it was… “The Cancer Card.” Pretty as it may be, it is still not a card anybody ever … Continue reading

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Memoir of Smith Island

Reading a book about life on Smith Island (Maryland), these words pop out at me… I’ve never been to Smith Island, but I enjoy books on local history and memoirs.  Smith Island  is a small island on the Chesapeake Bay … Continue reading

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