Tag Archives: Love

The day I woke up without…

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This past Saturday morning I woke up without something for the first time since 2010. In fact, it was only the second time in the past six years that I’d been without it for more than an hour. Saturday morning … Continue reading

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Ten Years Ago Today

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On this day back in 2005, I was standing by a small pond at Emricson Park in Woodstock, Illinois, wearing a white button-down shirt, a purple tie, slacks, and sunglasses. My stepson, Jake, was standing next to me and wearing … Continue reading

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This Valentine’s Day Will Be Different That Most

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I’m usually pretty calm when Valentine’s Day rolls around, because it’s never been that big of a deal for Tammy. Unfortunately that was not the case this year. Typically she’ll tell me whether or not she wants flowers in enough … Continue reading

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One Year Later the Loss Still Stings

I wore black to work today because my heart was sad. It’s sad because one year ago today I got the call that my step-Dad, James, had passed away after battling stomach cancer with every fiber of his being. Even … Continue reading

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I Can’t See It, But I Know It’s Here

One year ago today I was in a much different place. My world was upside down and I was watching someone I loved struggle just to make it through each day. I wrote this in less than 10 minutes while … Continue reading

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Remembering the Man Who Helped Mold My Life

Five years ago today I lost the man who quite possibly had the biggest influence on my life. I will never forget him or the times we shared and I can only hope to touch as many lives as he … Continue reading

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The Day My Life Changed

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This is the second part of my recalling the day that changed my life. To read the first part, about the days leading up to July 18th, 2006, click here. Below is what I wrote six years ago in the … Continue reading

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Tammy’s Take: You (Must) Love So Much About Me

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Obviously inspired by my loving post yesterday, Tammy wrote a response anniversary post. I couldn’t imagine the last 7 years without you and all I can say is “thank you for loving me.” Thank you for doing my laundry and … Continue reading

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Love is What?!?

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Friday, July 22, 2011 So last night Tammy and I are on the couch watching TV. She’s checking Twitter, Facebook, playing games, etc., on her laptop sitting just to her left and I’m laying down with my head on her … Continue reading

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