Monthly Archives: April 2010

Standing Taller

Going back and reading last year’s blog posts has been an amazing part of this month.  Now, I don’t mean amazing “great” as in “our vacation to Disney World was amazing.”  I mean more amazing like “Wow, watching the twin towers fall on TV was amazing.”  Every day it’s like a spiritual cleansing (and an eye bath.)    And it’s tough.  But it’s necessary.  I feel like without the homage, I’m doing a disservice, like I’m forgetting her.  Truth is I am.  It’s been just nearly a year since I’ve seen her smile.  It’s been longer than that since I’ve seen her walk, TRULY walk the floor (and oh how I loved to watch her walk.)  I could go on and on.  There’re so many, many things about her that I haven’t seen in way longer than a year (like how she danced, or how she’d run around excitedly or how she’d talk with her hands or how her hair framed her face….)  Many, many, many things.  I miss them all.  Or at least all the ones I remember. Continue reading Standing Taller

Fun with Chase Bank

Slowly, I’m working through the process of wrapping up Maggie’s “estate.” I put estate in quotes because, frankly, it just seems so impersonal and kind of unreal, like an inappropriate term – one I’m certainly not comfortable with. This “estate” was my sweet wife’s stuff! These were things that were important to her, parts of her life that I’m…. making go away. These are not an “estate.” These are little fragile pieces of broken dreams that I’m setting free after being trapped in the quagmire that is the legal process. Well, as of last Thursday, the judge gave me the legal power to set all her remaining dreams free. Continue reading Fun with Chase Bank