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SIGNS FROM DADDY

SIGNS FROM DADDY Before I lost my husband I never gave much thought to signs from our loved ones. I guess its just one of those things that you do not consider until it becomes relevant to you. I grew up in a very religious environment and besides the traditional awareness I had no opinion

By |2018-11-18T17:06:23-05:00February 25th, 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments

A WIDOW DATING…THE LAST FIRST KISS

A WIDOW DATING…THE LAST FIRST KISS We met again, and again, and again. There were coffees, lunches, and hikes that all seemed to flow more smoothly than the last. He seemed confident in what he was looking for in a woman, and I could tell by the look in his eyes that I held all

By |2018-11-18T17:08:13-05:00February 10th, 2014|1fw blog, remarriage|1 Comment

BROWN EYED BOY

BROWN EYED BOY My kids go to school about a mile from where my husband's plane went down. It’s an excellent school with a fantastic reputation, but for a few moments after Addy got a spot on the waiting list I had reservations about going there simply due to proximity. The airport is a busy

By |2018-11-18T17:12:17-05:00December 17th, 2013|1fw blog, Parenting After Loss|0 Comments

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 and through security at the Phoenix airport and on the other side was my husband

By |2018-11-18T17:17:46-05:00October 29th, 2013|1fw blog, grief|0 Comments

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?

By |2018-11-18T17:16:27-05:00October 29th, 2013|1fw blog|0 Comments

IN REMEMBRANCE OF 9/11

IN REMEMBRANCE OF 9/11 Like most others, I remember the events of 9/11 like it was yesterday. I remember seeing the terror unfold and the lives lost, and the hero’s going into the buildings and some never coming out. I remember the sadness I felt for those personally affected, and I remember wondering how they

By |2018-11-18T17:18:41-05:00September 14th, 2013|Uncategorized|0 Comments

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 become accustomed to my new life post loss. Life never goes back to what it

By |2018-11-18T17:20:47-05:00July 7th, 2013|1fw blog|0 Comments

BEING THE WHITE ELEPHANT

BEING THE WHITE ELEPHANT Written by Michelle shortly after her loss in 2009. To this day I can feel uncomfortable in a room full of people that love me. My life is blessed in ways I can not even put it into words, but as a widow, I can feel out of place in lots

By |2018-11-18T17:22:17-05:00July 3rd, 2013|Uncategorized|0 Comments

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, R.J. Lott shares his emotional processing after the devastating Boston Marathon bombing.

By |2018-11-18T17:24:24-05:00June 13th, 2013|1fw blog|0 Comments

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 soul. I remember moments of almost foreshadowing before the accident. I remember the entire year

By |2018-11-18T17:25:29-05:00April 3rd, 2013|1fw blog, grief|0 Comments