Linda Tevebaugh Keeling

  • commented on Twice as Long and Loving On 2018-06-11 15:32:34 -0700
    I got hung up on this twice as long thing too but a little different… John has been gone 6 years… longer than our 5 years of marriage… it bothered me until could put It into perspective… And focus on the positive… That we had the three years before we got married and the five years of marriage… When I get to nine years of him being gone I’m sure I will be feeling much the same way again… Thanks for sharing such a hard thing to put in writing…

  • commented on Single Seat 2018-06-11 15:25:21 -0700
    Love this.. you described the single seats and stuff with exes perfectly…
    Just keep doing what you are doing…. what comes natural… as best as possible

  • commented on Truth in a Weedwacker 2018-05-31 07:38:14 -0700
    I do get this… your weedwacker symbolizes things on so many levels…..I am pondering it all now though I am 6 years out from the loss of my John.

  • commented on Marry Me. 2018-05-28 22:46:09 -0700
    Beautiful… took my breathe away reading your love story

  • commented on PRESSURE 2018-05-25 15:26:42 -0700
    Everything will be ok.. I just know it, Kelley!
    I can’t make it to camp yet can I still be able to buy your book?

  • commented on Book Anxiety 2018-05-06 18:45:58 -0700
    So thrilled for you!!!
    Please let those of us who won’t be at Camp how to get a copy.
    Congrats!
    Love reading your posts!

  • commented on Five Years My Love 2018-04-28 19:22:45 -0700
    Gabe..thanks for sharing such heart felt emotions…..I know it is so very hard…….I truly get it…..my John and I had only been married almost 5 years when he died, 6 years ago……I will always acknowledge our anniversary…..it will be year 11 this year.

  • commented on Second Time Around 2018-04-28 19:17:24 -0700
    Kelley…you explained this perfectly…..I have found another love and it is just as you described….I am different…and my new marriage is different from the one I had with John……and my now husband is so opposite of John, that people have questioned it.
    And it is impossible to explain to someone who has not lost a partner or spouse…..
    I cherish my almost 5 years with John…….yet I am looking forward to more years ahead with my new husband.
    I am so happy to hear you have found another love…..and I loved the pictures from your last post…..thanks for sharing….Linda

  • commented on Aloha and Mahalo 2018-02-01 18:07:27 -0800
    Stephanie… I have always looked forward to your Thursday writings..I’ll miss you so much!

  • commented on As this Odyssey of Love Expands~ 2017-12-13 18:34:05 -0800
    This is beautiful….my person is my husband, John Pete Tevebaugh, Jr.

  • commented on You're a Mean One... 2017-12-12 20:30:11 -0800
    My new husband, also a widower, created a memory bookshelf….and on that I put his stocking and he put her favorite ornament in the display…the memory bookshelf is of the the side of the room and not the focus of attention for the room…and this was done on purpose….the Christmas Stocking thing was my late husband’s thing…never did it before he came into our lives (my sons and me…he was my second husband)….and I have kept that tradition still today though the kids are grown….they still have their stockings..I have mine…new hubby has his and now my baby grandkids…the stockings are in memory of remembering John over the holidays…I push all the other thoughts aside and focus on the now…….Sounds like you are doing great balancing it all

  • commented on Through the Roof 2017-12-08 19:44:55 -0800
    Kelley….this is so raw and REAL….all your hard work has gotten you to where you are……just keep at it…..it will get a little easier as time goes….Enjoy those great days…..Process the bad days….and never ever give up.

  • commented on New Year’s Thanksgiving 2017-11-25 17:48:05 -0800
    I loved this…. especially last paragraph… thanks!

  • commented on Melpomene and Thalia 2017-11-05 04:36:41 -0800
    I have had the same thoughts from the very beginning over five years ago… And these same thoughts continue… as well as the smiles filled with tears..
    Thanks for sharing what is so hard to put into words .

  • commented on Life Goes On 2017-11-03 19:47:33 -0700
    I can relate to the finding of joy again…I have found it in finding myself, in becoming a brand new grandma, watching my sons become great adults….and now in a new remarriage……though I miss my John for over 5 years and the joy of life with him.
    What I noticed is when I have met a new widow or someone whom I knew before becoming widowed how quick they say they don’t want to hear that they will find a new love, like I did…..which I have never done or would do…..
    I

  • commented on Ghost Dancing into Our Forever~ 2017-11-03 19:39:10 -0700
    Very very nice

  • commented on With a Smile 2017-11-03 19:36:22 -0700
    I so get this….I know I am not the same person I was before my John died…and I so miss my life I had with him…Yet…I am in a new remarriage…a different town and a different home….I am very happy….however, it is different from the happy I had with John……not better…just different….

  • commented on Damn the Torpedoes 2017-10-27 10:13:20 -0700
    Absolutely beautiful….I am going to copy it…..OK?

  • commented on A Widow Wedding Anniversary 2017-10-21 12:14:55 -0700
    Perfectly written what I could not…. Aug 11th was our anniversary….still not knowing what with to honor that very special day….I usually visit the lake where we got married.. stand where we stood 10 years ago… we got almost 5 years together…
    all this though I now celebrate a new anniversary of April 18 with my now husband…. year #1 this year.

  • commented on Driftwood 2017-10-14 14:10:56 -0700
    Welcome, Gabe….looking forward to more of your writing…..