There have been so many recent new members here who are just barely in their journey that I have been thinking a lot about how we can best encourage them. My heart so clearly remembers the first few…Continue
May 5 2013 was officially three and a half years since Heidi was lost to us. It amazes me still that even after fully grieving and rebuilding in life, I still find myself almost out of breath when I think on the tragedy of that day. For those of you who don't know me or my story, we lost Heidi very suddenly and unexpectedly one dark November night, when in a moment of weakness due to postpartum depression she took her own life. I found myself with a four month old and a 3 and a half year…Continue
I had to make a quick post as I had quite an epiphany last night. It has been just over three years since my wife Heidi passed away in quite a tragic fashion and this is the third Christmas we have had without her. But this is also the first Christmas we have had since I have been remarried. In fact I got remarried just over six months ago.
What really hit me last night was that for the first time in who knows how long I truly was completely…Continue
In just three weeks I will once again marry a beautiful and amazing woman and rejoin the ranks of the married. In preparing to go to Texas this week to get a marriage license I happened upon death certificates and the marriage license that my late wife and i gathered. Not that i really think I will need these, but there is part of me that just likes to be prepared for possible contingencies! But in looking at these tonight I cant help but remember and feel a bit sad knowing that life Heidi…Continue
Christina Rasmussen is the founder of second firsts. I have been connected with her page on facebook for quite awhile now. While I may not always agree 100% with everything she says, I have really appreciated the way she encourages people who have had a loss of a spouse to live again. Many of her posts helped me find that will to want to live life again...
She had this post today that encouraged me and several other widow/widower friends today I thought I would pass it on…Continue