NBAEAP Conference

Thank you Eldon for the following reference – “Mary did a breakout session at our NBAEAP conf. on Monday. She did an excellent job. She captured the audience like a pro, which has a lot to be said for a … Read More

November 8, 2008 – Entries from my journals

I had a wave of home sickness yesterday where I really missed Donnie and our old house. It still doesn’t seem real. Bob and Jimmy closed up the cottage and I was glad because it just wasn’t for me this … Read More

October 3, 2008 – Entries from my journals

I’m moving forward and writing my book. My hope is that every widow will be able to see herself in the stories and know that she is not alone. I have to keep encouraging myself that I can do this … Read More

September 11, 2008 – Entries from my Journals

It’s been one year and I’ve gotten pass that first Christmas and all the other holidays but I feel just as sad and lonely. I went up to the grave site by myself. I just didn’t want to talk to … Read More

June 7, 2008– Entries from my journals

Being busy doesn’t stop me from thinking of Donnie. At the oddest time a feeling of deep sadness suddenly comes across me and I just want to cry. I wish I had him back so I could tell him how … Read More

January 6, 2008 – Entries from my journals

Today I was being lazy and was drifting in and out of sleep. At 9:20 I heard an odd sound like a phone ringing. I picked up the phone and heard Donnie as clear as anything. He said “It’s OK, … Read More

December 28th, 2007 – Entries from my journals

Well, Angela and I made it through our first Christmas without Donnie. Angela did me a stocking and bought me gifts from Santa. She worked Christmas Eve till 11:00 and when she got home we opened up one present each. … Read More

Europe Vacation

I’m away for the next 2 weeks and so I’m doing advance postings from my 2007 and 2008 private journals.  It will cover that first year after Donnie’s death and they will be dated.  I hope that it will help … Read More

Let’s Get Organized

Time to clean out all my old documents, stray files, old bills and pieces of paper. First I have to empty that overflowing kitchen junk drawer that I throw everything into. I’m going to sort everything into 3 piles: Bills … Read More

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