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Valentine’s Day as a Widow

It is a day that revolves around love. Celebrating it, showing it, experiencing it. I wrote on my Instagram this week how even though this will be my second Valentine’s Day since my husband passed, this is the first year I can really comprehend it. The holiday itself doesn’t make me overwhelmingly sad because we… Continue reading Valentine’s Day as a Widow

grief · Travel · Uncategorized

Saying Yes To Help

Allow people to help. As soon as Marcus died and I could catch my breath, I started the most daunting task of my life: telling people. How do you even begin that conversation? This is something so horrifying, so shocking, and so unexpected. I texted my best friend because I simply couldn’t speak to call… Continue reading Saying Yes To Help

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Year In Review // Decade Recap

A lot has changed in the past ten years, and even more this year. Going through pictures and memories from this year has me remembering the big adventure we have lived! I love doing a year in review and am trying to get better about documenting my life and adventures here. 2010 Celebrated one year… Continue reading Year In Review // Decade Recap

Faith · grief · Uncategorized

A Year Ago Today Was the Last Day I Saw My Son-in-Law

Grief as a mother-in-law is complicated. I wept for the son-in-law that I loved like a son. I wept for my daughter who lost her soul mate. I wept for my three grandbabies that lost the best daddy in the world. Grief as a Mother-in-Law January 10th, 2019. It was a typical cold, January day;… Continue reading A Year Ago Today Was the Last Day I Saw My Son-in-Law

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Vulnerability

This year could have ruined me. It could have made me lose all hope and reason for living. It wasn’t my favorite year, if I am being completely honest. And I haven’t even shared some other tragic things that I have experienced. I know I am not the only one who has endured extreme pain… Continue reading Vulnerability