THANKSGIVING 2011 – LIVING AGAIN BEYOND LOSS The start of 2011 was a pivotal turning point in my life post loss. I was emotionally drained and tired of living life as a grieving widow. I remember writing that I was sick and tired of grieving which was probably not the politically correct thing to say
FINDING REASONS TO GIVE THANKS A look back at Michelle’s Second Thanksgiving Post Loss Surrounded by friends and family today feeling overwhelmed with emotions both good and bad, cherishing every second with so many wonderful people yet missing the one person who always completed me. I’m not done grieving, not by a long shot. Standing
NIGHTCLUB WIDOW ACCEPTANCE I remember being desperate for adult conversation after I lost my husband. He was my best friend and the loneliness was breathtaking. Who I was able to have a conversation with was up for debate after his death. Some people made me feel even more lonely because their presence reminded me of
ALONE I traveled to Chicago with my babies about 3 months after I lost Mitch. His parents lived there for a short time and we traveled there nearly any chance we could. They lived in a skyscraper that was steps from Navy Pier and had a view of the lake that was brilliant. What a
THE FIRST HOLIDAY Thanksgiving – 6 weeks post loss How quickly life can become a blur, a complete and utter indiscernible mess of emotions, pain, and agony. Just 6 weeks prior I was a happily married mother of 2 coming home from a business trip looking to get healthy and drop some 50 odd pounds.
ONE FIT WIDOW ON REGRETS AND LESSONS LEARNED Happy Independence Day!! As a former soldier I kind of geek out when it comes to patriotic holidays. It’s a time to reflect on those who have selflessly served to give others a better life. TMFCoverJulysmallWhen thinking of moms to feature this month I wanted to share