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…]
One of the biggest lessons I’ve learned in my life, especially lately, is that no one is responsible for my happiness but me. Sure, other people can “rain on your parade,” but it’s 100% up to you how you react to it. If you let it steal your joy, it will. Conversely, if you put your mind to work on thinking of things that bring you joy, peace, and happiness, your spirit rises to such levels that another person’s negativity cannot begin to touch it. [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…]
Well, it’s a brand new year. We’ve made it… I’ve made it.
The original intent of this site was to chronicle my first full year as a widower. I had planned a daily diary of sorts to help me get things off my chest and to, hopefully, help others who would walk a similar road in the future. That was the plan, but life kept getting in the way. There were days when I had a burning desire to write on this blog, but no time to do it. At other times, I was just too worn out. Still, I think it’s worthwhile endeavor and one that I will keep going. [Read more…]
(Note: This was supposed to be posted on December 25, 2016, but we’ve been having some issues with this website. Thanks to our hosts at Bluehost for getting us back up and running.)
Merry Christmas, everyone. I hope you have a holiday full of love, peace, and joy!
In some ways, this Christmas, our second without Cindy, is much harder than the first one was. I’m not quite sure why. Perhaps we were still in shock last year and just dug into the holiday with everything we had. Perhaps, with each passing day, it becomes more and more real that she is truly gone and no amount of wishing or praying will change that. [Read more…]