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Missing Him

May 28, 2023

Nighttime is the hardest. I am not sleeping well. I don’t have any distractions. Every night I toss and turn. And think of Rich. And miss him. And cry. Everything I do reminds me of his absence. Visiting my children. Going places where we went together. Cooking dinner. Had a BBQ today with my children… Read More ›

Close to My Heart

My husband and I had made pre-arrangements for our final resting place many years ago. We knew that it was a good thing to do to help each other and our children in the future. We had decided we would be cremated and had chosen a niche at the cemetery. We also set up a… Read More ›

When Love is Present

Today was the 2nd anniversary of my mother’s passing. It seems like yesterday. And I still feel that same regret and pain I felt then when I could not get to her in time. My mother and my husband were 2 of the most important people in my life. They were the most supportive and… Read More ›

Coping in the Present

I am trying to find ways to cope with my grief. I will attend a support group once a new session starts. Hopefully in a couple of weeks. I will start cleaning out my husband’s dresser drawers and closets when all my sons are in town. So I do have plans, but nothing now. I… Read More ›


I miss him. I miss him everyday and every night. I still cry myself to sleep. Days seem lonely. Even when I am with others, I still feel lonely. Because no one knows how I feel. And I hesitate to share. I have always been good at covering up my real feelings. Some of it… Read More ›

Forever and Two Days

I have been gone from this blog for a long time. My life has taken many painful twists and turns. I do not even recognize it any more.In March, my husband Rich went into the hospital. He had gangrene on some toes and part of his legs. A couple of toes were amputated. As he… Read More ›

Time Marches On

Where did this year go? So much going on. The months flew by. And I look at my blog and I have written nothing.Wow.My husband and I are both having health issues. Growing old is not for wimps, as they say.I am struggling with sciatica. Unbelievably painful and just does not go away. I do… Read More ›

Letting Go

My hubby and I have spent a lot of time this past year letting go of stuff. Cleaning out closets and under the bed and the shelves. We put all of our pictures in binders and all labeled so our children can someday go through them easily and know who is who from past generations…. Read More ›

Christmas with Mom

Christmas was always my mother’s favorite holiday. She loved decorating her home and lighting candles. Putting up the Christmas tree was her favorite thing to do. She would leave the tree up for a long time after Christmas. One year, she decorated it for both Valentine’s Day and St. Patrick’s Day!My mother passed away in… Read More ›

Up to Date

I haven’t been writing.  I have been praying. Prayers like Please Help! I know God is with me. That is my faith. Jesus promises to be with us always. So I figure He is holding me, helping me to put one foot in front of the other. I have decided to start writing again. For… Read More ›

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