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“It’s a learning process”

One of my co-workers told me that she was so proud of me for coming back to work and staying strong and getting the job done.  She said that I was very strong. Some days, I feel strong… some days … Continue reading

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Baby steps

Sometimes it takes a 14 month old boy to bring true knowledge to your life. My friend and c0-worker, Beth, & her husband, John, treated us to dinner at Applebees.  Afterward we stopped by work to visit briefly with my … Continue reading

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Looking back- September 17, 2005

John and I were simple people.  No need for a big fancy wedding.  We had one bridesmaid and one groom- Wendy & James O’Rourke.  They were the people who had set us up on way back on August 30, 1997.  … Continue reading

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How do you celebrate an anniversary when your other half is gone?

I had mulled over what I could do to celebrate and honor our marriage today.  I decided that I would do my best to try to remember the good things and forget the loneliness and sadness. I stopped at Martin’s … Continue reading

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Happy Anniversary!

Today, John and I would have shared four years of happily married life together.  I’m still going to consider it to be my anniversary… we didn’t choose to end our marriage. At midnight my friend, Shannon, and we talked for … Continue reading

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One calendar month since I lost my husband…

 and became that dreaded “W” word.  WIDOW… Sigh.  I never thought I’d be a widow at 33 years of age.  From http://www.dictionary.com as it applies to me… wid⋅ow –noun          1.   a woman who has lost her husband by death and … Continue reading

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Hello world!

I’ve decided to start a blog.  Mainly as a way of healing… a way of coping with my husband’s death.  John passed away 3 weeks ago, yesterday from melanoma.  John was the love of my life and the two of us … Continue reading

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