BROWN EYED BOY

BROWN EYED BOY My kids go to school about a mile from where my husband’s plane went down. It’s an excellent school with a fantastic reputation, but for a few moments after Addy got a spot on the waiting list I had reservations about going there simply due to proximity. The airport is a busy one with 2 flight schools …

THE LAST NIGHT….

THE LAST NIGHT…. October 8, 2009 I arrived home from a business trip to Florida like I had so many times before. My corporate job kept me busy, traveling, and kept me very distracted. I walked up the busy terminal and through security at the Phoenix airport and on the other side was my husband and my baby girl with …

THE GIVING TREE

THE GIVING TREE We all have a tree that is bearing its fruit, giving us life, shading us from the elements. The question is, will you see the value of your tree before it’s just a stump in the forest?

IN REMEMBRANCE OF 9/11

IN REMEMBRANCE OF 9/11 Like most others, I remember the events of 9/11 like it was yesterday. I remember seeing the terror unfold and the lives lost, and the hero’s going into the buildings and some never coming out. I remember the sadness I felt for those personally affected, and I remember wondering how they could ever survive such loss. …

PARALLEL UNIVERSE AND THE GIFTS OF GRIEF

PARALLEL UNIVERSE AND THE GIFTS OF GRIEF Written in 2014 this post looks back at the feelings I had as I morphed from one world to another. An important process in the grief journey. For the most part, I have become accustomed to my new life post loss. Life never goes back to what it was before, but I have …

BEING THE WHITE ELEPHANT

BEING THE WHITE ELEPHANT Written by Michelle shortly after her loss in 2009. To this day I can feel uncomfortable in a room full of people that love me. My life is blessed in ways I can not even put it into words, but as a widow, I can feel out of place in lots of situations…but especially around friends …

BOSTON HEARTBREAK

BOSTON HEARTBREAK There will always be moments in a lifetime when we will remember where we were at the time we heard the devastating news. Guest writer and veteran runner, R.J. Lott shares his emotional processing after the devastating Boston Marathon bombing.

LIVING WITH DAMAGE

LIVING WITH DAMAGE My life turned upside down without a moment’s notice on October 9th, 2009. The day, and the moments surrounding that period of my life are forever seared into my mind and have left permanent imprints on my soul. I remember moments of almost foreshadowing before the accident. I remember the entire year hearing a voice deep inside …

RUNNING FROM GRIEF

RUNNING FROM GRIEF Michelle often looks back at her various stages of grief and what she was writing at the time, it helps with her life perspective. Here is a blog post she wrote 1 month after she ran the San Diego Marathon in 2010.

FATHER’S DAY 2012

FATHER’S DAY 2012 Something I have vowed, since I lost Mitch, is that I will celebrate these days in his honor. My husband LOVED life and he loved to explore, so I’ve dedicated my life to honoring his way of viewing this earth while I am here. Today I went to his very favorite spot in Sedona and hiked close …