10 REGRETS OF A YOUNG WIDOWED MOM

10 REGRETS OF A YOUNG WIDOWED MOM It’s so easy to look back on my past and see all the things I could have done differently/better. My life has always been blessed, but it took the death of my 37-year-old husband to realize how blessed my life was. At the time of Mitch’s accident, my young children were just 1 …

A WIDOW DATING…THE LAST FIRST KISS

A WIDOW DATING…THE LAST FIRST KISS We met again, and again, and again. There were coffees, lunches, and hikes that all seemed to flow more smoothly than the last. He seemed confident in what he was looking for in a woman, and I could tell by the look in his eyes that I held all of the qualities he had …

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?

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 …

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 …

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 …

THANKSGIVING 2011 – LIVING AGAIN BEYOND LOSS

THANKSGIVING 2011 – LIVING AGAIN BEYOND LOSS The start of 2011 was a pivotal turning point in my life post loss. I was emotionally drained and tired of living life as a grieving widow. I remember writing that I was sick and tired of grieving which was probably not the politically correct thing to say but my reality just the …