When Cindy passed away, I tried in vain to fill the empty void in my life with stuff. I bought autographs for my collection, jewelry, clothes, decorative items, and other assorted stuff. Oh, and let’s not forget championship belts. My championship belt binge is legendary! [Read more…]
For days now, I’ve wanted to write a post about the ways I’ve changed since Cindy passed away, but I could never make the words come out quite right. Each time I would try, my mind would keep adding to the list of things I wanted to cover. Soon, I would get frustrated and put the task on the back burner to pick up another day. [Read more…]
This is an article that I planned to write at the beginning of the year, but I put it aside in favor of changing this site to an “online diary.” Upon reflection, I have decided that this is way too important not to talk about. When you lose a spouse, you will also lose some friends… and gain some. [Read more…]
If I could offer one piece of advice to couples who have yet to feel the bitter sting of loss, this article’s headline would be it. Plan your funeral arrangements now! I sure wish we had planned Cindy’s before she passed. It would have made life so much easier.
When a loved one passes away, there is shock and overwhelming sadness. It is not a good time to make important decisions, but that is exactly what many of us have to do. We have to sit across the table from a funeral director and make irrevocable decisions at a time when we just want to curl up into a ball and cry. Talk about hard, that’s the textbook definition of hard. Why not save your loved ones that trauma and make your wishes known now. Here are some good reasons why you should preplan your funeral. [Read more…]
Well, I, like most of the known universe, did not win the gigantic Powerball jackpot last Wednesday and I still have to work, but I think that’s OK. I still won at life because I made it through the day. I’m serious about this.
Life is hard – exceptionally so at times – and, any day a person fails to give up, fall down upon his (or her) face, and scream “I give up!” is a win. I know I post a lot of sad stuff on this blog and that’s reasonable and to be expected because sadness makes up a lot of what I feel these days. Life is not all “blue skies and rainbows.” Still, I need you to know that I am not defeated. I may be down, but I refuse to be counted out! Like a boxer who has taken too many shots to the head, I may have to grab on to the ropes for stability, but I will still make my way back to my feet. [Read more…]