His 2nd Angelversary

 

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Just got back from the beach..which was our favorite place, our favorite time of day and where I scattered Jim’s ashes. I was gifted a beautiful sunrise as I remember my beautiful husband on day 730 .. his 2nd Angelversary….I wanted to share some of my moments with y’all. I felt peace and gratitude for the life we were gifted.

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It’s been two years now, since he was called home.
This journey has been bittersweet. I made it through all the firsts. I heard the stories that year two could be even worst then the first…….I was determined I wasn’t going to allow that to be part of my story.
As 2018 rolled in, I promised myself and Jim it was going to be my year. I feel
I’ve kept that promise. I’ve stepped out of my comfort zones. Driving (those who know me well KNOW what a big accomplishment that is!) Attended my first writing workshop sharing my words and thoughts with accomplished writers as well as putting out there that I want and Need to put my book together. And by joining a Meetup Widow/Widowers group, I’m now connected with amazing women and men who not only fully understand this journey of widowhood, I’m forging new friendships…….and what else has year two taught me?

The truth is, my truth is, I hold the pencil, and I write my story….

So, while life doesn’t necessarily get better
It does continue to grow different each day (and that’s a good thing)
And the choice is mine on how I choose to live it…
AND
What I choose
Is to live it and find my purpose.
What I choose
Is to look out and see all that is beautiful.
What I choose
Is to live a life of Hope…

All the while
Thanking God every day for the gift of loving Jim
and his loving me,
and the adventure that was the life we shared.
For the memories we made.

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Until we meet again husband, I will continue to live my life out loud
And make you proud. This is how I Choose to Live.

What My Smile Is Saying – Sandbox Writing Challenge – Exercise 28

Alrighty, after skipping a week and letting the sand settle a bit, it’s time to pick up the shovel and get back to digging over at The Sandbox Writing Challenge. This weeks prompt is………………

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What could possibly make me feel this way?

Love this!!! Have you been flattered, gifted, surprised, overwhelmed, been made proud of someone, just seen something funny… Can’t wait to see what ya’ll come up with!
As always, remember to include the link to this post on YOUR blog post. Or if your response isn’t overly long, feel free to leave it in the comment section below. And please feel free to interpret the prompt however you wish: memoirs, poems, pictures, etc.

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Would you recognize
This woman I’m growing to be?
Cause the truth of the matter is
I’m not the same woman I used to be.
The day you unexpectedly left,
My world turned upside down.
On my own for the first time
I felt I just might drown……

Not only did I not drown
I’m growing inside you see.
A different Linda’s emerging each day
For all the world to see….

Gaining strength and confidence
Mixed with some independence too.
I like this new Linda I’m becoming
Considering all I’ve been through.

AND

Knowing you as I do
You’d embrace and be proud of this new me.
With continued words of encouragement
To live my life care-free…

You were always my biggest supporter
Cheerleader.
My Rock.
Knowing you’d not only approve
But dig this new Me
That’s no shock………….

I’m blessed knowing your ‘out there’
Your overwhelming love and energy I feel.
Wherever this journey takes me
My smile will reveal…..

A woman who was gifted
To be wife to an amazing man
Who’s Love lives on inside her heart
Until they meet again.
©lindafedroff_august13,2018

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22 months you’ve been gone…I Will Always Love You Husband ❤

 

3-2-1 Living Life Quote Challenge Day 2 ☀️

Happy Friday Folks! Day two of the 3-2-1 Living Life Quote  Challenge brought to me and you by Maria over at Breakdownchick. Once again here are the ‘rules’…..

*Thank the person who nominated you.

*Post 2 quotes for the Topic of the Day, which is Living Life.

*Select 3 bloggers to take part in ‘3.2.1 Quote Me’.

As a Rule Breaker..I’ll not be selecting anyone to partake, but if any of you care to join in Please Do! 😊
So Thank you Maria 😊 And here are my choices for today!

 

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3-2-1 Quote Me-Living Life Challenge ☀️

My friend Maria over at Labeled Disabled invited me to join in on the 3-2-1 Quote Me Challenge…Topic is Living Life……

Here are the rules to the 3.2.1. Quote Me Challenge:)

*Thank the person who nominated you.
*Post 2 quotes for the Topic of the Day, which is Living Life.
*Select 3 bloggers to take part in ‘3.2.1 Quote Me’.

As a Rule Breaker..I’ll not be selecting anyone to partake, but if any of you care to join in Please Do! 😊

So Thank you Maria 😊 And here are my choices for today!

My First is self-penned 😊🖊

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And this one is from Holley Gerth…..this one speaks to me as I continue on this path and journey of mine…..

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