Just When You Think You’ve Turned a Corner

Football, Kids, Children at Football Game

I’m not in Charlottesville today – I should be, had plans and wanted to be. It doesn’t matter that Virginia is 0-3 and is a three-point underdog at home today. It doesn’t matter that it’s a 12:30 pm kick off which makes tailgating short. If James were alive, I would be there already, cocktail in…

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The First Game Day Without My Guy

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Today has been a day I’ve been dreading for awhile since James died. It’s the opening day for the University of Virginia Football team, and normally it’s the happiest day of the year. But for this sports fan, who is missing her guy so much today, and in so many ways today signals just how…

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Why I’ve been hiding in plain sight.

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I’ve been hiding. If you’ve followed me on Twitter or Facebook you’ve seen that ‘s not exactly true – I’ve been doing the brave face thing. Making the right posts when I’m supposed to, never showing my actual heartbrokenness or the fact that some days it just hurts to get out of bed. I miss him…

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The First Dad Free Father’s Day

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Happy Father’s Day – there I’ve acknowledged a day that I’ve been dreading since the death of my husband in February. Is there any day that symbolizes what my children have lost with the death of their father more? I can’t think of one. In the past, I did Father’s Day up, breakfast in bed…

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What the Dads in My Life Taught Me

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*** This post was written last year before the untimely death of my husband. I’ve decided to leave it up because it’s true, James helped nurture and expand my love of sports – and it is because I want our children to love sports as much as we do (did, man this is hard) that…

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