Category Archives: Grieving

Making Memories-My Challenge to You

Sometimes it takes a life altering event to make you truly realize how precious and short life is. We’ve all heard the cliche ”life is short” a million times but after you have lost a loved one, you realize just how short life really … Continue reading

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It’s Ok to Be Happy Again

I read a wonderful book called Healing: The Essential Guide to Helping Others Overcome Grief & Loss (Alicia King)and there is a chapter in the book called “It’s OK to Be Happy Again”. I found myself drawn to these word and … Continue reading

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A Widow Asks: Am I Invisible?

When you see me in public, why do you look away? Is it easier to pretend that I do not exist? Are you afraid that I am going to cry on your shoulder and sob like a baby? Does looking … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday My Sweet Angel

Darin would have turned 46 today. It breaks my heart that he is no longer with us.  We miss him more than words can express and think of him everyday. Here is a photo of Darin that I love. He … Continue reading

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A Message From Darin

I had a dream last night. I rarely have dreams about Darin but when I do they are very real and emotional. I haven’t shared my dreams before but I feel like I have to share this one and write … Continue reading

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Introducing Suddenly In Charge

My new website, Suddenly In Charge, was created to help people prepare for life events. Life can change in an instant and it is very important to be prepared and get organized. Our group of contributors will post important tools, … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving Year 2

Another Thanksgiving has come and gone. Was it a good day? Yes. Was it easier that Thanksgiving last year? Yes. Thanksgiving used to be a reminder that the holiday season was just around the corner. Christmas decorations would soon be … Continue reading

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Live Like You Are Dying

I was reminded today how precious life is. I had lunch with a friend that is very ill and may not have long to live. I went home and reflected on our conversation, our friendship. I reflected on how much … Continue reading

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One Year Today

Today is the one year anniversary of Darin’s death. It is so hard to believe that it has been a year. I was not sure what today would bring. Would I be sad and grief sticken? Would I lay in … Continue reading

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My Wedding Anniversary

Today is my 18th wedding anniversary. The day is almost over so I thought I would share my feelings. Someone once told me the build up to major events during the first year is worse than the actual events. I somewhat agree, it depends … Continue reading

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