Round Two

Today is Monday, October 23, 2017, and it’s been raining all day. I don’t like when it rains sometimes, especially since the seasons are beginning to change. I am moving into round two of all the holidays, birthdays etc without my husband. Thanksgiving is around the corner and I don’t know what I want to do. Yes, I have grown children, daughter N Loves, and grandchildren. What does that mean as it relates to celebrating without My Devan?!

See our family is very close and losing Devan has truly placed a huge void in our family.
How can I keep the same traditions as before? How can I carry on like he is going to come in and sit down for dinner on Thanksgiving, Christmas? Since our children are all grown with their own families we started celebrating Christmas Eve with them. That way they didn’t have to leave their home on Christmas Day.

Devan and I would go to the movies. That was our thing, we even started going to the Cinebistro which was nice because that meant I didn’t have to cook. Now, who will I go to the movies with?
Last year I went to the movies with my brother and it was nice, however; it wasn’t Devan.

I told my children that I need to find a new tradition and they totally understand. I am sure this will change over time. As of now it just doesn’t feel the same without my husband not being apart of the celebration. So, for now, I will just allow myself to do this the way I need to for me. No one can tell me how to maneuver through this because everyone is different.

These are some of the things people don’t consider when someone is walking in grief.
I am learning how to live without my husband day by day and moment by moment.
I will continue to walk with GOD as I Walk Without My Cane.


Who is Kimberly Nicole Johnson a GOD fearing Author, Woman, Widow, Wife Mom, Nana, Daughter, Sister, Friend, Entrepreneur, Breast Cancer Survivor,

Kimberly helped build their business/brand side by side with her husband they were the 1st Black owned /operated husband & wife team with a business in Cincinnati, Ohio OTR(Over The Rhine) Incredible Creations Beauty & Barber Salon their Brand is very well known to the masses. Kimberly & Devan were more than regular salon owners she is a Platform artist, educator, and a mentor they worked each day together as one most of all they were best friends. They had no idea what they were about to face…….

Kim fought and WON the fight over Breast Cancer in 2014 with her husband Devan Johnson the Love of her Life by her side every step of the way never leaving her to do it alone to then turn around and lose him suddenly & unexpectedly in 2016. She thought her hardest battle was in 2014 but when she lost her husband she realized that NOW was a crossroad for her. So she has decided to rise from the storm and walk authentically & truthfully in her purpose! GOD showed her how to “Unleash the Power of Greatness’ within.

Kim has been thrust into her purpose of being an Author, releasing her first book "WALKING WITHOUT MY CANE" as a motivational speaker she is going to share, motivate & inspire others that a happy, fulfilling life is possible after facing such heartaches. Life can and will go on and it will be amazing despite what the past looks like. She will show others that your past doesn’t have to dictate how your future looks. She will show others how to be authentic, walk in their truth, live in the moment & Just Be.