Monthly Archives: April 2017

Normal is a Fairy Tale

According to Dictionary.com, the term Normal is an adjective meaning “conforming to the standard or the common type; usual; not abnormal; regular; natural” or meaning “serving to establish a standard”. I don’t know about you, but I have NEVER considered my life to be normal.  It has always been a roller coaster ride with twists,…
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What is “New Normal” & Teresa’s Journey

What is a “normal” life anyway?  I suppose it is the life before your spouse’s death as “normal” as life can be.  My normal typical American married with two kids life transitioned into a nightmare in the blink of an eye when Kris was killed in a motorcycle accident.  I hated the term “new normal”…
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Birthday Celebrations

For us, Birthdays were a big deal.  The entire family would come together to celebrate.  We would have grandparents, cousins, aunts, uncles….just everyone.  After Bob died, I didn't feel up to the family gathering but I still wanted each of our children to feel special on their day. Bob had never enjoyed going to the…
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No Flowers Please – In Lieu of…

Ever wonder why people have a in lieu of flowers please? …. Here is one perspective. As a little girl at my first funeral, I asked my mom,” Why are there flowers? They won’t make the dead person alive again? And they smell bad.”  That “why have flowers a funeral” question lingered and morphed into…
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