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RAISING CHILDREN YOU DIDN’T CREATE

OCT27 RAISING CHILDREN YOU DIDN'T CREATE You didn't help create them. You didn't hold my hand over the nine months as they formed. You didn't help pick their cribs, their names, or their first outfit. You weren't there at their birth. You didn't drive them home from the hospital. You didn't rock them to sleep

By |2018-11-28T20:57:14-05:00October 27th, 2018|1fw blog, remarriage|1 Comment

WORDS OF WISDOM FOR ANOTHER SCHOOL YEAR

Below are the words of wisdom I shared with my 6th-grade daughter and my 4th-grade son going into another new School Year. 10 THINGS I TOLD MY DAUGHTER AS SHE WENT TO MIDDLE SCHOOL. #1 - Not everyone will like you, that’s okay. Be kind, and don’t take it to heart. It’s not your job

By |2018-11-07T20:33:49-05:00September 6th, 2018|1fw blog, Parenting After Loss, Uncategorized|0 Comments

THE #1 BEST THING ABOUT BEING WIDOWED!

THE #1 BEST THING ABOUT BEING WIDOWED! I’ll save you all the work of scrolling down through this text to find the answer to the teaser that is in the title of this blog. The best thing about being Widowed is: OTHER PEOPLE’S JUDGEMENT Whaaaaaaat?! Yes. Other people judging you is the number one best

By |2018-11-07T19:10:51-05:00August 29th, 2018|grief, remarriage, Uncategorized|1 Comment

BEFORE THE NEXT STAGE

BEFORE THE NEXT STAGE It seems like yesterday that the doctor placed you in my arms and I fell in love. You were, and still are incredible. So tiny So innocent So perfect within your newness I didn't know that less than three years from that moment, I would have to look in your sweet

By |2018-11-07T20:24:44-05:00January 25th, 2018|1fw blog, grief, Parenting After Loss, Uncategorized|0 Comments

18 CRITICAL THINGS TO GIVE UP IN 2018

18 CRITICAL THINGS TO GIVE UP IN 2018 It's the end of another year and time for those time-honored New Year resolutions. We do it every year. We promise to drop weight, get healthy, fix our lives in one way or another and we swear to begin in one fell swoop in just one day.

By |2018-11-26T23:18:06-05:00December 31st, 2017|1fw blog, Health, Uncategorized|0 Comments

TELL ME ABOUT MY DADDY….

TELL ME ABOUT MY DADDY.... "Mommy, tell me about my Daddy please." She looked at me with her big blue eyes, and she didn't falter. It was the evening of her eleventh birthday, and the first time in eight years she had ever asked me to sit down and tell her about her Father. We

By |2018-11-07T20:32:20-05:00October 25th, 2017|1fw blog, grief, Parenting After Loss, remarriage, Uncategorized|3 Comments

PICKING OUR BATTLES

Nearly three years ago I married my now husband Keith and added two amazing kids to my life. Keith, of course, added two kids to his life as well and we became a blended family of six. It's complicated, as any mixed situation can be, with widowhood and divorce, but we opted to make the

By |2018-11-18T14:59:16-05:00June 9th, 2017|1fw blog, Parenting After Loss, remarriage|0 Comments

MARRYING A WIDOW

MARRYING A WIDOW This post was written in 2014 by Keith, Michelle's fiance just a few weeks before their marriage. In a few days, I will be marrying my beautiful fiancee, Michelle. She will become my wife, but I am not so sure I will be the only man she thinks about for the rest

By |2018-11-18T15:10:31-05:00June 7th, 2017|1fw blog, remarriage|2 Comments