Apr 13, 2011

New Day...

In this game of life, eventually you get to the point where you are defeated, it is Checkmate.
It has been a challenging couple of days, with several more to come.  But as I told with my Mother today as we talked, less than 24 hours after the passing of her husband and best friend....  "It is astounding how empty and hurt you felt yesterday, but today, the sun rose, the grass is green, the sky is blue, and it is another day that demands to be lived.  Life goes on."

My mother may not be a lot of things, but she is one tough lady.

Tomorrow, we start a journey of sorrow, memory, and most of all, per his request, a toast to life.  We are heading to Missouri to inter his remains, in a part of the Ozarks that holds many memories of their life together.

Rest in peace James.


  1. So sorry for your loss. Praying for safe travels...


  2. My thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time. Take care of yourselves. Godspeed.

  3. Sorry for your loss. The weather should be good today where you'll be, but tomorrow they are predicting storms. Be prepared.

  4. Guh...Sorry to hear of you and your family's loss. You are right though, life goes on..Enjoy it while you have it.

  5. My thoughts are with you during such a hard time. Take care of yourself and I wish your family strength & peace.

  6. Our thoughts are with you and your family. So sorry for your loss.
    Bob and Carlos

  7. We'll all be there for your Mom, and I think that will really help her. A rough time, indeed, but we will deal.

  8. Sending thoughts and prayers your way ... sorry to hear about your loss.

  9. You are a good man, Ken...and you were there when he needed you...and now your mom can depend on you...peace.

  10. Ken I am so sorry for your loss ~ my thoughts and prayers are with you and yours ~ Ally x

  11. I'm so sorry for your loss.

    I'm a widow and I understand how your mother will be feeling as the days go on.

    I'm glad you are there to give your mother moral support in her time of need.

    Hugs, Rose

  12. Our thoughts are with you Ken.


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