Dan and I both loved the fall. The crispness in the air, the colors of the leaves, football! He died on September 17. 2012...right before the official start to fall. We were married on November 20, 1993....toward the end of fall. I miss him so much. Sometimes it is just easier sitting in the dark, crying, missing.......
So....here's a sad song sung by an artist who died much too young.…Continue
Dan has been gone almost 14 months. I have done nothing with his things. But, I am getting that feeling that I'm ready. My problem.....where do I start?? I know that I want to have a quilt made from his T-Shirts and give the rest of his clothes and shoes that are in good condition to a nursing home that our church helps sponsor. It's just the stuff in his part of the storage room.....I just don't know where to start. I said this to my mom, and in all her wisdom, she said, "Start with…Continue
In the year and some odd days that Dan has been gone, I have had bronchitis, sore throat, a root canal (the worst) and other little things. I have been able to handle them just fine. But now, on Thursday, I will be having surgery -- nothing big -- to repair the torn meniscus in my left knee and to "clean up" the Articular cartilage. It is finally hitting me that Dan won't be here to take care of me. I have to be totally dependent on my neighbors. My dog and I will be "moving in" with…Continue
I an having a tough week for some reason. My students have been with me on this grief journey, so they are able to recognize "those" days. Yesterday, one of my sweet girls handed this to me after class.
THE HARDEST OF TIMES
I know that you're in
the hardest of times
And I know it's a tough
uphill climb, but
things get better, and
I know it was supposed
to be forever.