Celebration of Life

Moving beyond my pain and celebrating life.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

It's been six years....

In the past six years since Leo's death (suicide) my life has changed but in many ways it has stayed the same. I am still single, still live close to my daughter and three beautiful and smart granddaughters and I have a great job which I enjoy very much.

The biggest changes have been internally. I no longer seek approval from others and find my self-worth from within, knowing that I am living up to my potential by self examination and integrity.

I may never know why Leo killed himself but I do know that suicide is an awful way to solve problems and it only hurts those who are left behind.

Now that I have been down my life path six more years, I keep looking to the future not backwards in despair; I just keep on Celebrating Life!

All is well,

Friday, October 7, 2011


It has been quite some time since I blogged. I have been reading past posts and comments and realized how much I missed this medium for expression of my thoughts and reflections.

I have traveled many miles on life's road since I started blogging. I have endured pain, heartbreak and sorrow but more importantly I have flourished with blessings and love. People have come and gone from my life in the past 6 years but I have also made many friends who have stayed with me but most of all I still have my loving family.

This morning we had snow on the ground and the wind is howling.... as much as I despise the cold and am not looking forward to winter I know there are good days to come with many blessings to come. Despite the winter weather there are warm memories and a grateful heart that keep me optimistic.

I hope you all are having a marvelous fall!