Standing Tall with Anticipation

Dear Roy,

Today is the third anniversary of your death. In some ways it feels like the other day that you left me so suddenly, and yet it feels like eons ago that were together.Roy3rdJuly10 I love you, and will always love you. I will forever treasure your memory and respect who you are in my life. I have worked so hard to be where I am today and I am proud of who I am. I am standing tall in my shoes and looking out at the world with anticipation. I have learned that real grief, as spiritual writer Henri Nouwen says, is not healed by time. Instead real grief is deepened by time. We become aware with the passing of time the importance of our lost loved one in our life and what their love meant to us. In memory we fully recognize the power and depth of love. I know now that I can build a new life and carry you with me as I venture forward. Our love continues and for that I am grateful. 

Shalom and love,



  1. Kathleen, you are standing tall. I have been and continue to watch your strength and courageousness to know who you are and to experience life with eyes wide open. You inspire me to be true to myself and know that we have the power to go through anything. I lovvvveeeee you.

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