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For Better or Worse

imageBeing laid up with a bum foot takes me back to the earliest days of our marriage..I lie here reminiscing of all the “better or worse” moments that Gregger endured due to his vows of “in sickness and health.” One month into our wedded bliss when my wisdom teeth when south, he was asking my parents for a 30 day return policy – my dad’s response…”She’s all yours!” The good news for me (falling fast and hard) was that Greg never saw what hit him…within a year, this 21-year old gem was falling apart. I had my wisdom teeth pulled, multiple sinus surgeries, and had contracted major migraines – lucky me, lucky him. We weathered those rocky roads, but I think (no, I KNOW) there were times he wish he had a money back guarantee. The best of our years were often rocked with my health issues and it didn’t make life easy. To be honest, I don’t know how he put up with me half the time…

Life presents so many challenges but health issues are a whole new ballgame. It’s like being thrown a curveball in the middle of a no-hitter…suddenly you know you have to completely change up your game. You put on the mitt, you catch what you can, but you drop a lot of balls along the way. In forty years we were thrown plenty of curveballs…we were both the WORST patients! We loved being the caretakers, but sucked when we were on the other side! That certainly takes its toll, but, like all the bumps, hills, and mountains we climbed, we made it through those too. I think at the end of the day we realize the worst of times always makes the “best” seem that much better…it leads to gratitude, blessings, and a true appreciation for the gift of love and life. If Gregger were here now, he’d be bugging me about elevating my foot, staying off of it, carrying over all the dishes, and doing everything for me…I would argue with him that I could do it myself and not to baby me. UGH! Oh how I wish I could utter those words…isn’t it true we always want what we can’t have? I can certainly attest to that now, but I will forever remain grateful “for better and worse.”


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Just a Silly Love Song

“You’d Think That People Would Have Had Enough Of Silly Love Songs.
But I Look Around Me And I See It Isn’t So.
Some People Wanna Fill The World With Silly Love Songs.
And What’s Wrong With That?

So I remember all the way back to junior high when I would belt out love songs in the privacy of my room. My sister would tell my to “shut up” as I sang “See You in September” over and over again, while pining for one boy or crying over another who had recently broken my heart. Love songs come in all shapes and sizes…there’s slow and sensual for falling in love; a little more upbeat when you’re in love; and then totally melancholy mellow when heartbreak hits. Whatever your love song, it’s intensely personal and speaks to “your heart.” We had so many…Carole King’s whole Tapestry album (the first I ever bought the Gregger); the cheesy Carpenters “We’ve Only Just Begun” (our first dance…ouch, a bit embarrassing!), and, fast forward 38 years to John Legend’s “All of Me” –  that gets me in my gut everytime. I would sing it out at the top of my lungs…he would laugh, but it would be ours “cause all of me loves all of you.”

Nowadays when those songs speak to my heart they spark so many memories..the tears stream down my face as I sing the words driving in my car, sitting at Starbucks, walking alone on a beautiful day, or winding down a workout. The words evoke a multitude of flowing memories…holding hands in the car, singing together, dancing in our kitchen,  or just a silent private moment. Whatever it may be, it is bittersweet…I love those silly songs…I love the words, the melodies, and the memories. Call me a sap but Bublé, Barbra, Barry or Beyoncé can bring out the best of mush in me any day and tears or not, I’ll keep on singing.  And as I listen I can also dream…Hey Gregger…they’re playing our song!


What’s your silly little love song?

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I love you Everyday Not Just on Valentine’s Day…

Valentine’s Day is approaching..a day of romance, love, flowers, candy and so much more. It’s a day to remind us to “love” the one we are with, but Greg and I used to call it the “Hallmark holiday.” I was never a big Valentine girl…I don’t know if that went back to something in my childhood or what, but the holiday just never meant much to me. Don’t get me wrong…I LOVED ROMANCE and I LOVED BEING ROMANCED by Greg, but I certainly didn’t need a specific day on the calendar to tell me to say “Hey, it’s the day for the LOVE!” We used to laugh about it and say we should have Valentine’s Day every day…why should there be a holiday just to remind us to love each other? But…this year is different…WOW! I would give anything to have those beautiful roses he sent me every year show up on my doorstep…I would cherish the moment when I woke up in the morning all sleepy eyed and he said, “Happy Valentine’s beautiful.” I would love to have one more Valentine’s dinner together…he’d probably have nachos and a beer (or Jamesons) and I’d have some boring veggies. Who cared? The whole point was that we were together…we’d watch one of our TV shows, cuddle into bed by 9:30 and call it a night.. but we were still each other Valentines and that was good enough for the two of us. So whatever you choose to do this Valentine’s Day….cherish the moment and love the one you’re with.image

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People Come Into Our Lives For A Reason…

“I’ve heard it said that people come into our lives
For a reason…bringing something we must learn
And we are led
To those who help us most to grow – if we let them…
And we help them in return.
Well, I don’t know if I believe that’s true…
But I know I’m who I am today because I knew you…”

Fate brought us together and God took us apart, but in forty years we learned so much from each other..from 20 year old kids to 60 year old “youngsters” we changed in a multitude of ways…from Greg’s bushy hair and mustache to my ever changing hair styles, we matured, learned to love in so many different ways, and learned to be the very best of friends. We lived a life of celebrations, challenges, joy, and hardships. We lived through happy times, sad times, angry times, and pure frustration. But through it all, we learned and grew…we grew to be better people…and I know I became a better person because he showed me the way.

The best Lessons I learned:
1. Be Kind…it gets you everywhere…whether speaking to a stranger or your very best friend, kindness is the only way.
2. Be humble…no one cares what you have, what you drive, or what you are wearing…
3. Pay attention…I’m learning that now with all the things I didn’t pay attention to and should have…my bad!
4. Find your passion and follow it – it will always bring joy into your life.
5. Forgive and let go – life is too short to hold on to things you may regret.
6. Love means having to say your sorry and mean it.
7. Live for today…tomorrow may be too late.

“It well may be that we may never meet again
In this lifetime
So let me say before we part
So much of me is made of what I learned from you
You’ll be with me
Like a handprint on my heart
And now whatever way our stories end
I know you have re-written mine by being my friend…”

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