Sharon D Wall

  • commented on Happy New Year 2016-01-05 20:59:43 -0800
    I couldn’t agree more with everything Stephanie said. Enjoy what you have, with ot without complications.

  • commented on Setting my Goal for 2016 2016-01-02 20:26:19 -0800
    Growth – what a great mantra for 2016 especially with what you’ve been through. You’re an inspiration, Rebecca. I’ve never set a goal for an upcoming year until now, but for 2016 I’ve chosen grounded – whatever I do I want to do it from a place of being grounded. And isn’t Camp Widow amazing??

  • commented on Stars and the Universe in Jerome~ 2016-01-02 20:19:11 -0800
    I love the black hermatite ring and the black heart – it’s perfect! And I love Jerome – I remember being the passenger on the back of Brian’s bike riding through Jerome in 2005 – terrifying and exhilarating, like the road was hanging off the mountainside. Year 2 and I also did all that was expected of me during the Christmas season and didn’t much care about any of it. I’m also glad it’s over because it’s certainly not what it was.

  • commented on Hopefully in Time 2015-12-26 22:53:18 -0800
    Yes – all of that. This was the second Christmas and I agree with all that you wrote. Thank you, cuz I was kind of feeling like I was losing my mind.

  • commented on Holy...What is~ 2015-12-04 18:38:15 -0800
    What a beautiful tribute to the love you and Chuck share. Thank you. I think I will make my own list now.

  • commented on Nobody Else Can Die 2015-12-04 13:09:14 -0800
    It’s not drivel, Kelley Lynne! I’ve played lots of those same tapes in my head. Life and death are not fair and it sucks! Hugs to you!

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  • commented on Thanksgiving Blues 2015-11-26 22:15:14 -0800
    That damn roller coaster we all know so well.

  • commented on Echo 2015-11-20 08:52:00 -0800
    Absolutely, Kelley Lynn! All of it. I so valued Brian’s understanding and analysis of what was going on in the world. There is such a void where his voice used to be.

  • commented on Fearing Healing 2015-11-11 19:41:08 -0800
    Once again, Michele you’ve nailed it. There is nothing else to be said.

  • commented on Exit Ramp 2015-11-11 19:39:22 -0800
    Two things struck me about your post – I know that “kicked in the gut” feeling of driving by the hospital where Meaghan died. I have that same experience when I drive by the hospital where my husband died 18 month ago, or even when I’m driving on part of the route I always used to take to the hospital. For a long time I avoided particular intersections so I didn’t have to experience that feeling.

    I love your analogy of life as a road, with beautiful stretches where we set the cruise control and just go, the slower, tougher parts and the times when we look in the rear view mirror and see where we’ve come from. So true.

    Thank you for sharing your thoughts.

  • commented on This Ringing 2015-10-23 16:28:20 -0700
    A few months ago I would have also described the things I’m doing like travel and social engagements and meeting new people as distractions. I was doing lots and finding little meaning in much of it. That has changed – now I’m looking forward more than back with anticipation and even excitement. Even how I experience triggers has changed – lately I’ve found the triggers and the remembering to be comforting. I like this. It’s so much better than where I was a few months ago. I’m not kidding myself – I know it’s all “subject to change”, but like you, Stephanie, I’m having times where I think I’m figuring this thing out even though I never wanted to have to do that. And I also have an iPod full of music I can’t listen to – I’ve charged the iPod a few times and then put it back in the drawer.

  • commented on Four Seasons 2015-10-19 18:26:39 -0700
    Tricia – Really – it’s been a year already? I too am sorry you are leaving the blog. I’ve gained so much from your posts, especially since our timelines are so similar. Thank you for writing when it was difficult, thank you for sharing your vulnerability, your challenges and your hope. I look forward to following your blog.

  • commented on 33 Years in 40 Minutes 2015-10-19 10:59:25 -0700
    “The ones going through the darkness now have a responsibility to put some lanterns out there in the wilderness to light the way for those who follow” – I love this, Sarah. And I love how you’re facing your fears, taking risks and thriving. Risks of a new relationship with Mike and Shelby, moving and now public speaking. I know how empowering it’s been for me to stare down the fear and do it. There’s nothing like that feeling!

  • commented on A Relict Relates 2015-10-16 23:03:00 -0700
    I don’t always know what to say about a specific post, perhaps because they hit so very close to home, but I want you to know that I’m so glad you’re doing what you do.

  • commented on Always and Never 2015-10-16 23:37:23 -0700
    Exactly, Lisa. Exactly!

  • commented on Grease Monkey 2015-10-13 17:29:11 -0700
    Brian had a 2008 650 Suzuki V-Strom that he called his mistress. Said she was “the sweetest ride” he ever had and he’d owned a lot of bikes. During the winter when he couldn’t ride, he’d sometimes pat the bike and say “It’s okay – we’ll be together again soon, baby”. Men and vehicles – it’s a love affair. Thanks for reminding me of this sweet memory, Mike. May you have many more good times in your Mustang!

  • commented on Searching for Stan 2015-10-08 15:26:34 -0700
    Your post certainly resonated with me, Tricia. I’ve been searching too. People tell me to be patient – it will happen. I’ve been asked if I really think there aren’t any signs or if I’m not paying attention (a relevant comment considering my inability to be still, and one that came from love). So – yes, no answers, only questions – all while moving forward in this strange after life.

  • commented on Our Dance~ 2015-10-08 15:09:05 -0700
    What a beautiful post, Allison – I can see the two of you dancing at the side of the road and I can feel the passion you shared for each other! I remember how, 6 months after Brian died, I was still haunted by hospital memories and so desperately wanted to get past those to the good memories – because there are many. In time memories of motorcycle trips, camping, travels and hanging out with grandkids turned up and I draw comfort from them. Yes – the dance of grief and life …. We’ll figure it out.

  • commented on Over It 2015-10-03 13:53:20 -0700
    Yep – I know what you mean Kelley. Last year one of Canada’s military was shot while he was acting as sentry at the War Memorial in Ottawa. It was a senseless act! I so wanted Brian beside me at that time. I wanted to hear his familiar outrage and his political analysis of the situation and I wanted to not feel so damn alone when there was such tragedy on home soil. Just when we think we’ve missed them in every possible way – there is another – and another. So glad to be part of the community where we all “get it.”

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