Better Days Ahead by Aprilisa Designs


fonts: Bow and Brock Script


journaling:I am not afraid of bugs or spiders.  I do have a fear of snakes and most reptiles, but the greatest fear of mine  (one I didn’t know I had)smacked me right in the face 6 years ago this May.  I’ve never lived alone.   But when my husband, at age 57 was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor, the thought of being left alone began to dawn on me.  I had to take care of him, so I didn’t really have the time to dwell on the future.  When he died, my world stood still.  I could not fathom how I was going to make it on my own after almost 37 years of living with the love of my life.  Thank goodness our kids were grown, but they were devastated.  I had people giving me all kinds of advice, but I knew it was up to me to make it or give up.  I had children and grandchildren, so giving up was not an option.   It wasn’t easy, and I still think of him and miss  him every day, but I have managed to survive.   When the loneliness sets in, I grab my purse and out the door I go to get my mind on something else, usually shopping.   I’ve learned that living alone isn’t that bad, I still have my children and grandchildren who depend on me.  Friends tell me to think about remarrying, but I really don’t think that will be for me.  But I’ll never say never.  Life is good!