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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.

Sunday, February 8, 2015

Online Dating WARNING

Ladies, (and I'm sure this could apply to men just the same), if you are involved in the online dating thing - whether it's Match, E Harmony, Plenty of Fish, Zoosk, Christian Mingle, Tinder, etc., MAKE SURE you get the person's FULL NAME before you agree to meet with them. You would be surprised how many people lie about their actual name, age, and other important (and pretty basic) details.

If they're going to lie about this shit right from the beginning, then chances are they are just a plain liar. Do not get involved, and then block them.

Google, google, google. There is nothing wrong with that. It's not an invasion of privacy before agreeing to meet with someone. It's a responsible first step before putting yourself in potential danger. Please heed my advice. Giving them the benefit of the doubt only prolongs the inevitable.

Friday, February 6, 2015

"I think I know why my heart is so strong - because Daddy is in it."
~ Sydney

You and me both, sweetheart. <3 br="">

Thursday, February 5, 2015


I have made many acquaintances with some pretty awesome people since my journey into widowhood began six years ago, and one of the most talented writers I've come to know is a fellow widow by the name of Catherine Tidd. She is the author of Confessions of a Mediocre Widow, and I was truly honored that she sent me a complimentary copy of her book for me to read and review for her. I had taken a hiatus for a few years from reading books on this topic, but I have finally started reading her book and am LOVING it so far.

In the meantime, I've been friends with her on Facebook for a long time now, and I truly enjoy reading her status updates and the articles she posts. This one, in particular, has hit home for me and I feel the need to share it with everyone I know.


She puts it all into words so eloquently that it's very possible that someone reading it who has not experienced what other widowed people have may actually get a glimpse of understanding. I recommend that EVERYONE read it - widowed or not... The people who haven't experienced this specific kind of loss can maybe understand their widowed friend a bit more than before, and those who have experienced it can be comforted by the validation that they are not alone in these feelings.

Keep writing, Catherine - you rock!!