Note: This was originally posted in April 2013 at FunHasArrived.com FHA stands for "Fun Has Arrived", my husband's self-given nickname. Last week, I moved my wedding band from my left ring finger to my right ring finger. For many, this ...
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                  I went to the store yesterday and all around - in addition to the Halloween decorations - were shelves and shelves of Thanksgiving decorations.   It brought to mind how Thanksgiving ...
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As we all know, Pinterest (and Wikipedia) are the sources of all truth. If it is written there, then it is real. While I was in Pinterest, pinning things I want others to make for me(!) I found a sentence: ...
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The lament of many a mourner is “I’m unhappy” … and rightfully so after the loss of a loved one. But take heart, this does not have to be a permanent state of mind. In fact, Daniel Nettle, author of ...
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After my husband’s funeral and my home was quiet, way too quiet, I sat down with the intention of reading my pile of sympathy cards. With my heart leaping out of my chest, tears staining my cheeks, numerous thoughts of ...
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Pain and suffering can be very isolating. Friends who have not experienced the loss of a partner have a difficult time comprehending your situation. Often, they disappear from your life … not because they want to hurt you but because ...
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When my husband passed away, I was in shock, denial, so lost, empty, and utterly broken. I was in a soul, shattered state of mind. It seemed at that time, that the goodness of my life was gone. Immersed in ...
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