It’s Not What You Think

October 26th, 2012
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To show you how little I knew about loss and the grieving process, I thought that the first year after my husband’s death was going to be the hardest time that I would ever have to experience.  My thinking was something along the lines of  “If I can get the first year under my belt, then each year after that will become easier to handle.”
Guess what? Not. Always. True.
Grief is always full of surprises and just when you think you have it under control, you don’t.
The first year was so raw with emotion for me … Read More

A Widow’s New Chapter

September 26th, 2012
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Photo By Flickr Dating — whether single, widowed or divorced — is a definite roll of the dice.  But if you hit and find your match, it’s a gambler’s dream come true! That is why I think the author of the following story was brave to write about getting back into the high-stakes mating game and answering the questions we would want to ask her if we knew her.  She is honest and direct in the telling of her story and that’s why you want to keep reading. The questions posed here by the author are the ones that people… Read More

Bella Donna Summer

May 18th, 2012
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Talk about someone providing the music of your life. For me, that would definitely be Donna Summer.; winner of five Grammy Awards!! Bad Girls…Hot Stuff…Heaven Knows…On the Radio…Dim All The Lights. Crank up the jukebox and turn on the disco ball because I can trace boyfriends, Friday night after work blowouts and dancing with my husband to the fantastic music of Donna Summer!  In fact, the very last song we played at our wedding reception was “Last Dance.”  Summer’s music made me feel full of energy; as though I could dance forever and I think she brought out a little… Read More

Walking & Wandering

March 6th, 2012
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I was walking downtown the other day and started to think about what it would be like if I ran into my husband.  I know, I know.  There is no way that I am going to suddenly see my husband casually walking down K street or any other street near my office or my home but this is how your mind works sometimes after someone you love very much has died whether it’s a spouse, a parent, a child or a friend. Granted, my husband died eight years ago but sometimes when I’m walking my mind wanders and one thought… Read More

Go Giants!

January 23rd, 2012
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Photo Courtesy of NBC Sports I’d like to give a big shout out to the New York Giants who yesterday defeated the San Francisco 49ers and now are going to the Super Bowl!!!!! I know my husband is up there in the big blue sky with a big smile on his face, celebrating in his own heavenly way.  It’s funny how many text messages I received while watching the game commenting about his supposed involvement with the Giants as though he could make the game go one way or the other.  But once the championship game went into overtime, even… Read More

Thoughts of Two Special People

April 11th, 2011
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My thoughts today are filled with two special people whom I love very much. One of them is in the hospital and is scheduled to have a surgical procedure today.  I wish I could be with her to hold her hand, tell her how special she is and how much she means to me and so many other people.  My prayers are with her as the doctors do their work to make her healthy again. The other person, my husband, would have turned 80 years old today.  Happy Birthday O!  I know you are  in heaven  and I hope you’re… Read More