Two of my dearest friends, Mike and Tracy, came to visit me the week before Christmas. They were coming home for the holidays from Australia and made a point to spend a few days with me in Wilmington before heading to Maine and New York to see their family. These same friends made that long … Continue reading With a little help from my friends …
Based on my experience I think it’s fair to say that grief … mourning the passing of a loved one affects people in very different ways. But at least for me … and I’m willing to bet for most … the grief, the pain … comes in “waves”. And depending on the point in time, the circumstances … the waves vary in … Continue reading Waves & Firsts
Last Sunday we ... about 800 of us ... walked for our loved ones, our "Stars", that have been lost to suicide. The walk was billed "Out of the Darkness" and organized by the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP). I had recently learned of the organization and the walk from a close friend of … Continue reading Our Star
So today, October 22nd, would've been our 29th wedding anniversary ... imagine that. 53 years old (both of us) and 29 years married to my high school sweetheart ... married for more than half our lives. If I go back to when we started dating and fell in love ... it's more like 36 years … Continue reading 29th Anniversary
I wrote in a Facebook post back in July that the one word that repeatedly comes to mind when I think of my beautiful bride, Lynn, is “LOVE”. As I reflect on so many of the negative issues/events going on in our world today … I know they would weigh heavily on her heart. When … Continue reading LET’S CHOOSE LOVE
Well I know the time between posts is increasing ... but trust me it's not because I'm running out of steam or losing interest. It's because I just finished my second week back to work. With all my added responsibilities it's a lot to manage ... and I don't have as much time as … Continue reading I’m back … on the job anyway!
So, it’s been 70 days now since we lost our beautiful, precious Lynn. It’s still so hard at times … the pain can be really intense and just come from nowhere. These last 70 days have been somewhat of a blur … I’ve been going non-stop (remember I warned you that I’m a hardworking, … Continue reading My Two Wishes for You
My apologies for taking so much time between blog posts. I’ve been spending a tremendous amount of time and effort getting our affairs in order and trying to figure out how to “run” this house. Lynn and I had an incredible partnership … she “ran” the house, in addition to all sorts of other things … Continue reading Let’s Talk About Depression … with Someone Who Really Knows
I finally got back to church this past Sunday. I was excited to go ... I really missed it ... I love my church, Lifepoint Church in Wilmington, NC. Lynn loved it too. This was my first time in church since Lynn left this world 38 days prior. It was a very emotional experience … as I expected it would be. But I was prepared … I had a … Continue reading Deliberate Acts of Humanity: Miracles … Yeah, they’re for real.
OK, let’s get back to telling you more about my beautiful bride, my high school sweetheart, the love of my life. To do that I’m going to share with you the remarks I made at Lynn’s Celebration of Life that was held back in our hometown. At that time, it had been 15 days … Continue reading Lynn’s Love Story – Chapter 1 (kind of)