It's been a year and a half since I started my journey. It has been hard. I won't kid anyone on that. It continues to be hard, and every day brings some new feeling or emotion that makes me realize the journey continues. A year and a half ago, I was feeling that drop-to-the-ground pain of my loss. Today, the pain is still pretty raw, but I am also looking forward, taking steps to restart my life, and I guess I can only say that life goes on.
I have been a widow since July 18, 2009, and that seems to take up a lot of my life right now. I am determined to go through every step of the grieving process - I don't ever want to have to go back and start over. I am a mother of five, grandmother of two and have worked all of my working career as a litigation assistant. I love to read and sew, and spent many years working in musical theater which is a passion my husband and I shared.