Reflections of our Simple Life

CA usI’ve felt the loss in every single minute of this past year.  The first crapaversary is here and all I can think about is our past.

Today I’m sad.  Yesterday, I was sad. I’m positive that tomorrow, I will still be sad.  This sadness is not a welcome friend, but for now, it’s our new normal.  We have learned to live, laugh, and more forward despite this never-ending feeling of grief.  It’s not an easy task.

Despite this unfair hand that we’ve been dealt, I’m grateful.  I’m grateful for the time we had, although it was not long enough.  I’m grateful for the slow pace we chose for the thirteen years of our life together.  I’m so grateful that we chose to go for hikes, take day trips, and live the life of simplicity.  It wasn’t always easy or the way we wanted, but looking back, I’m thankful.

Today, of all days, I’m getting published for the first time on Mamalode.  Please click here to read about the simplicity of time.  I always appreciate comments.  Also, please share my Mamalode piece with others.  I think it’s time we all learn to slow down and enjoy today.

Thank you for your continued support.

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  1. Kathy@kissingthefrog says

    I love that selfie of you two. You can really tell how in love you were and how much you were enjoying being together. Congrats on Mamalode! I love seeing you there.

  2. says

    Hi Courtney. I just found your blog and am newly widowed with two young boys, one with autism. Thank you for blogging and telling your story(ies) about being a mom, a widow and all of the in-between. I could go on but for today I am thankful to have found you.

  3. Anita Rubin says

    Six weeks ago I lost the love of my life. We were married for 47 years and every day was a gift. People keep telling me how strong I am — it’s that public face. But, I wish that I didn’t have to be strong. I wish that my soul mate was still with me and that we could laugh and enjoy our grandchildren together. I wish you the very best and I thank you for putting my feelings into eloquent words.

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