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I would like to think that life has been good to me. I had two great parents. Many great childhood memories.


I’ve been fortunate to have many great adventures & opportunities. Fun coincidences. One thing leading to another…


I certainly was blessed to be friends with Cindy for 37 years and to be married to her for 27-1/2 years. We raised two great children together and had a wonderful family life. We always tried to make our decisions based on what was best for the family. Certainly did sacrifice some $$$’s along the way – opting for what was best for the family vs. what would mean the most income. No regrets there.


Losing Cindy was very sudden, unexpected and very tragic. As we all know, the intensity of our sorrow is beyond anything that we could have ever imagined.


Our son is in his first year of college, our daughter her last. Certainly was looking forward to being empty nesters and having all of that exclusive time together.


As I have shared, the last month or so have been pretty good. Newfound peace. Valentine’s Day was particularly hard. Didn’t help that it was the 8-month anniversary as well. But most days have been going well.


So I’ve been trying to focus on the fact the life will continue to be good. Very different but good. Not sure what is in store for me, but I do have a feeling that it is going to be good.

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Comment by Mac on February 26, 2013 at 7:34am
Thanks Lovie. Still some challenging days and days with the blues. But still feeling like everything will be alright.
Comment by lovie on February 26, 2013 at 7:25am

Mac, you definitely have many blessings to count and as Laurie stated "I like your attitude." Your attitude will probably be one of your biggest strengths to get you over any hurdles to come and valleys to crawl out of and has probably helped you to find the peace you are feeling and is key to the optimism that life will continue to get good...hoping it will for you!  Take care!

Comment by Mac on February 24, 2013 at 4:45pm

Thank you for your comments Laurie.

Comment by LaurieR on February 23, 2013 at 3:38pm

Hi Mac.  Life will be good again.  I guess we have to look it like an adventure.  I will be at 11 months on March 8.  I find I am doing so much better this month. January sucked I cried every day.   I am on holidays and I think the Ocean has helped me.  All I know is that Ron would not like me to be sad forever.  So I plan on not being sad all the time just occasionally.

I feel bad you did not get the empty nest thing. We did.  It was very nice to just have each other to worry about again.  It was almost like those first magical years pre-children. 

I really like your attitude.

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