The Second Christmas

I assumed the second Christmas without Simon would be easier, with less grieving and hazier memories. We would have “more strength” or a “deeper hope” or some other anecdotal wisdom for coping with loss. It wasn’t easier. There were moments that were really hard and really sad and really REAL. The reminders of his permanent…
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The Second Honeymoon

Since childhood, I have dreamed of traveling somewhere tropical and staying in a hut over clear water – the details beyond that were unimportant. For my first honeymoon in 2004, Simon happily agreed to Hawaii. We were on a tight budget but had a magical time nonetheless in our modest garden view hotel room. During…
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