The Peace I Feel From Finally Telling My Story

  It has been twenty seven years now that I have been on this long and winding journey after the loss of my fiancée, Dana. Long, long ago I started repeating the motto “one day at a time” in my head.  One day at a time is how I was able to come to terms … Continue reading The Peace I Feel From Finally Telling My Story

Pictures of You

We never had the opportunity to establish a home together.  So when Dana died, I was left with only a handful of physical things from our relationship.   It consisted of some gifts she had given me, letters and cards as well as a lot of pictures.  Our relationship was long before the modern day cell … Continue reading Pictures of You

The Reality of Time

  I am approaching the 27 year anniversary of Dana's death. I was 23 then, now I am 50.  Often I wonder how I made it all these years.  Looking forward in that amount of time, I will be 77 in 27 years.  That truly boggles my mind!  But it also gives me comfort in … Continue reading The Reality of Time

My Personal 9/11 Story – Never, Ever Forget 

This is my personal 9/11 story.  It involves my very best friend, the same Mike from my first post in this blog My Story… Last year our personal story was told by Mike Rowe on his “The Way I Heard It” podcast, the episode called "You Don't Know Mike".  It went viral and was seen … Continue reading My Personal 9/11 Story – Never, Ever Forget 

My Story

“Three more weeks and we will never have to say goodbye again."  Those words have echoed in my head for over twenty six years now. Thirty years ago I was a sophomore at the local community college. I kept seeing this cute girl walking to class that had the biggest, most beautiful smile I had … Continue reading My Story