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RAISING CHILDREN AFTER LOSS

RAISING CHILDREN AFTER LOSS The first photo, one year to the day after their Dad’s plane crash We were in Aspen, Colorado, spreading his ashes as he wished The second photo last November Their bond is undeniable and their amazing […]...

December 20, 2021

ONE FIT WIDOW ON REGRETS AND LESSONS LEARNED

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 […]...

December 20, 2021

THE FIRST HOLIDAY

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 […]...

December 20, 2021

NIGHTCLUB WIDOW

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 […]...

December 20, 2021

FINDING REASONS TO GIVE THANKS

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...

December 20, 2021

THANKSGIVING 2011 – LIVING AGAIN BEYOND LOSS

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 […]...

December 20, 2021

FATHER’S DAY 2012

FATHER’S DAY 2012 Something I have vowed, since I lost Mitch, is that I will celebrate these days in his honor My husband LOVED life and he loved to explore, so I’ve dedicated my life to honoring his way of […]...

December 20, 2021

LIVING WITH DAMAGE

LIVING WITH DAMAGE My life turned upside down without a moment’s notice on October 9th, 2009 The day, and the moments surrounding that period of my life are forever seared into my mind and have left permanent imprints on my […]...

December 20, 2021

BOSTON HEARTBREAK

BOSTON HEARTBREAK There will always be moments in a lifetime when we will remember where we were at the time we heard the devastating news Guest writer and veteran runner, RJ Lott shares his emotional processing after the devastating Boston […...

December 20, 2021

PARALLEL UNIVERSE AND THE GIFTS OF GRIEF

PARALLEL UNIVERSE AND THE GIFTS OF GRIEF Written in 2014 this post looks back at the feelings I had as I morphed from one world to another An important process in the grief journey For the most part, I have […]...

December 20, 2021

THE LAST NIGHT….

THE LAST NIGHT… October 8, 2009 I arrived home from a business trip to Florida like I had so many times before My corporate job kept me busy, traveling, and kept me very distracted I walked up the busy terminal […]...

December 20, 2021

THE GIVING TREE

THE GIVING TREE We all have a tree that is bearing its fruit, giving us life, shading us from the elements The question is, will you see the value of your tree before it’s just a stump in the forest...

December 20, 2021

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