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Matt and I were together for 10 wonderful years - met in 1998, married in 2002, until his untimely death on November 15, 2008. We have two beautiful, healthy children - Jacob (born 5/04) and Sydney (born 5/07)... the most precious gifts he could have ever given me.

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Andrea Revitalized

Thank you for all of your wonderful suggestions in my last post about coming up with a creative name for my new blog!  I decided on something a bit different from your suggestions, but since most of you had my name as the first word, I thought maybe it would be best to keep that. So, "Andrea Revitalized" it is.

Also, I've given some thought as to inviting some readers, but I think in order for me to do this, I will need email addresses - many of which I don't have. So, if you're interested in being added as a reader, please send me an email to Please forgive me if I don't add everyone who requests, since this is primarily a private blog. Also, I think there may be a limit as to how many readers I add. 

I will occasionally post here, and I have a few posts brewing, so please stay tuned! =)

Monday, August 6, 2012


What would be a creative name for my new blog? I'm stumped!

Post your ideas in a comment, and whoever has the title I end up using (if I still can't come up with one on my own) will be added as a reader. Ready, GO! =)

A fresh view.

Thank you so much for welcoming me back with so much love!

This blog has been such an incredible source of therapy for me through my journey of Matt's loss, even though it wasn't created for that purpose. In my efforts to finally truly get the fresh start that I've been working for the last three and a half years, that must also include a fresh start with a new blog.

Andrea Remembers is public, and will continue to remain public since I've had many people express to me how much it has helped them to read my entries. So many can identify with what I've written, and it brings comfort that I don't want to take away. To think I've helped even just one person simply with the words I've written makes me happy.

Although I generally don't go back and read my entries, I'm in a different place in my life now - in so many ways, and I'm very grateful. A new blog needs to have a whole new look so that when I go to my computer to write, I have a fresh view, and not the one I saw whenever I would write while in the depths of despair.

Also, I can't seem to write when I feel I need to censor my thoughts. I've felt the need to censor since there are more than just people reading this for emotional validation or to see how the kids and I are doing.

Each and every comment I've received from my readers has been appreciated more than you can know, even if I don't post a response (I always have intentions to do so, but I get distracted so easily!).

My new blog will be private, and I have to be selective with who I choose to view it. I hope no one takes offense to that, but that is what I need to continue writing. For now, anyway. Who knows what the future has in store - like, perhaps a book.... or two. I have SO much to say about a whole lotta things!! 

In the meantime, I have a few more posts under my sleeve for this place.  Thank you so much for reading!!