Beyond Denial

I’d like to report that things are just peachy around here and I’m getting on with life, but really I am beginning to understand what a fair amount of folks who have been through similar tragedies have told me: the second year is harder than the first.

I think my first year, although tough and sad and crazy in many ways, was also a year of denial.  Denial that my living standards will have to change.  Denial that perhaps I won’t be able to afford to live in the house I love, send my kids to the school we all love or remain self employed, which I really love. More potential for loss after such huge loss is terrifying. Read the rest of this entry »


Surviving a year

The one-year anniversary of Mike’s accident is this Saturday/Sunday.

Kind of puts a lot of pressure on a gal to try and come up with something fitting to recongize this milestone.  Although I’ve racked my brain to come up with something, I’ve decided that this is an impossible task.

So I’m going to go camping.  I know that Mike is okay with that. Read the rest of this entry »