Browsing: Loss

I am grateful
Turning 50 And I Am Grateful
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These past few years since losing my husband have been difficult, and fraught with many challenges along the way. As I began to emerge from the dark tunnel that I found myself sloshing through, I realize that I am lucky, and I am grateful

Butterflies and Birds
Butterflies and Birds: Signs From A Loved One
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As I near two years since the death of my husband, I’m always looking. You see, I never got a goodbye. I woke up one Sunday morning in November and he was gone. I will forever regret that I never got a chance to say goodbye.

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Learning To Pause To Help Heal
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“Just keep swimming” as Dory from the movie Finding Nemo would say.  That’s what I did. One foot in front of the other. Again and again and again. Feeling all the feelings-the sad, the happy and everything in between… but never stopping.

Deathaversary
My Milestone Deathaversary
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In the 20 years since Greg died, there have been many technological advances and inventions. Things like the internet and Urban Dictionary and new words like “deathaversary” that aren’t real words but people say them anyway.

Happy Anniversary to Me
Happy Anniversary To Me
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My husband died 16 years and 4 months ago, when we were both 29 years old. He was a Marine Corps helicopter pilot and he was killed 15 days after the start of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

scars tell a story
Our Scars Tell A Story
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Whatever pain and scars you are trying to hide, may not ever fully heal. But, when you face them, when you show them, when you overcome them; there will be a story, a testimony of what you have made it through.

when you lose a spouse
What You Gain When You Lose A Spouse
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A friend recently posted an article titled ‘What you lose when you gain a spouse.’ It got me thinking – there should be an article about what you gain when you lose a spouse. So here goes.

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