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Friday, I had gone into total panic, broken-hearted mode when I got home to find the life insurance checks in the mail. That was a very surreal moment. Mike and I had joked about the life insurance many times such as when he was doing something not real safe joking about how I was going to make it rich, or as he went through his illnesses and feared his days were numbered, he would say how he was worth more to us dead than alive because of the life insurance.
I can tell you,…Continue
Read this on Facebook this morning and thought it was a good one to share. I like "moving forward" much better than "moving on!!!"
Your loved one is always a part of you. Therefore, when you 'move forward' (as opposed to move on), you take them with you. They are never more than a heartbeat away. They infuse your every breath with their love and their influence in your life. Thus, when you reengage with life bit by bit, they are forever with you.…Continue
I have always been one to think about why we are here and what our purpose is in life. I was not raised in a home with organized religion. My mother was Roman Catholic. My dad was Lutheran. They raised me to love God and to believe and love that Jesus was the only son of God. I was told to be a good person and to treat others as I would have them treat me. So my thinking is at times very childlike when it comes to perceptions on this journey we call "Life."
Mike had pneumonia and pleural effusion in mid-November of 2011. He was hospitalized for almost a month. On December 2, he crashed and went into full respiratory failure. He was intubated and in ICU for 12 days. When he came to and was moved to the Critical Care Unit, he recorded this recording of what he could remember while he was out. It is very emotional, and I believe this experience is why when Mike stopped breathing on the plane he was as calm as he was. In a way, it gives me…Continue