Linda Tevebaugh Keeling

  • commented on You Have to be Kidding Me 2019-11-07 06:45:40 -0800
    The Divorce comparison still is said to me and still blows me away when I hear it…….
    The comments to you about your housekeeping and the Grandma bond is especially hurtful… so sorry!

  • commented on What Now?... 2019-11-06 17:33:00 -0800
    Though I’ve remarried I continue to miss my John… the void and ache left by his unexpected death will never ever be relieved…. I have a wonderful life now yet I so miss the life and plans I had with John…

    I guess the what now can not ever be answered enough …..
    I’ve just am breathing every breathe to the fullest I can… because my John can no longer do this and he asked me to live my best life for him.

  • commented on Hello Goodbye 2019-08-27 19:55:35 -0700
    Whew…Originally I thought you were going to say goodbye forever and then that would mean also eventually losing Sarah so it was a relief to be informed that you are jointly sharing a day… I think it’s a great idea…

  • commented on My Dare to the Universe 2018-10-04 07:37:30 -0700
    Great post!!!
    You hit it on the nail!

    I’d rather be alone than all the drama!

  • commented on Connection 2018-10-02 09:34:19 -0700
    Thank you, Staci…
    The funny thing is was I was re-creating my life ( I call it re-setting my life) there were no thoughts of having another “my person”… I had decided I was ok with being alone and focus on my family and career and work towards retirement.
    That changed when one of John’s and my friends lost his precious wife Judy a couple of years or so after John died. Through helping him to re-set his life we fell in Love.
    I had to push my reset button yet again…. but for a different reason.

  • commented on The Song in Your Heart 2018-09-22 17:09:44 -0700
    You described ALL the hard stuff and heartbreak so beautifully… thank you.
    All of US here is here for you.

  • commented on The End of Motorcycle Season! 2018-09-14 20:16:49 -0700
    I’m sure this was so hard to write about!
    I think it would take a long time to not have all these triggers… I don’t think it would ever go away for me.
    Thanks for sharing 🧡💚

  • commented on PROOF 2018-09-14 20:12:36 -0700
    Wow!!! Everything sounds so exciting… Yet being able to tell Don would make it more exciting!
    All these things I’d love to know more about!!!

  • commented on Happy 66th Wedding Anniversary, Betty! 2018-08-31 15:56:33 -0700
    I so get this… And like you I only got four years and 10 months… I’m lucky that I had the extra month…Yet the last 18 months were difficult because he was ill… Again I would not even change that… I am grateful for all four years and 10 months… Good health or bad health…

    I am 64 years old and had married for the second time… My first marriage was not a good one… But my second marriage was a good one and we planned on having as many years as possible… Since we were in our 50s we realized that we would never likely see 50 years or even maybe 40 years… But we just took what we could get… My husband on our first anniversary said that he was going to pretend that every year equaled to 10 years… And he celebrated it like that every year for four years… I kind a liked that idea…

    Surprisingly I remarried again … This man is a wonderful man… He is 10 years older than me… We talked about the age difference and the likelihood that he could very well die before me… However we both decided that we would take whatever years we got… And make them the best years as possible… As anyone would do getting married in thinking about the future…

    I sometimes am angry that a lot of my friends are coming close to the to r 50 year mark….I’m envious… It would be so wonderful to have that rich history of the good bad and the ugly… I have no idea what that whatever look like or feel like…

    So thanks for sharing your thoughts and feelings… I think many of us can relate… I sometimes allow myself to feel sorry for myself for a short while and then I have to stop and think that I have what I have now ….And that is just as precious… But just in a different way…Not better, just different… I definitely think you can understand this…

    Thanks again for the wonderful post… Linda

  • commented on Working It Out 2018-08-17 21:38:33 -0700
    So happy you “arrived “.. trying to get there myself.
    You sound peacefully happy and happily peaceful.

  • commented on The Spice of Life 2018-08-11 07:41:45 -0700
    Wow!
    This is beautifully written!
    What a wonderful mom to honor her son’s wishes… I would do the same.
    And the Thai plant…. I believe it’s a Tin sign saying I love you… I’m leaving you a gift of support and thanks for the memories…I’m taking the spirit of the Thai plant to remember us.

    Thanks for sharing….brought back so many thoughts and feelings.

  • commented on Unshared Milestone 2018-08-07 09:40:06 -0700
    I so get this and you wrote on something that is hard to put in words and you did so well.
    John and I’s Anniversary is coming up August 11th… would have been 11 years…. we almost made it to 5… he died the May before our 5th Anniversary.
    We were very picky in picking out Our Day….the one no one remembers or cares about.
    Thanks for sharing your thoughts and feelings.

  • commented on Taking you with Us 2018-08-05 15:02:32 -0700
    I love love love this!
    ………..your yellocopter and Mike’s star…

  • commented on 3 Year Non-Anniversary 2018-07-27 19:40:02 -0700
    Olivia… my heart goes out to you on this difficult day… to not have an anniversary to remember is so sad.
    I go back and visit our favorite dating places and look at photos and talk to those who are the closest to me and knew my John.
    (((HUGS)))

  • commented on The Challenge of Living At All 2018-07-16 20:35:39 -0700
    I never thought along these lines… it makes perfect sense!

  • commented on Options 2018-07-16 20:34:08 -0700
    This is so right on and beautifully written!
    Thank you!

  • commented on Traffic Drives 2018-06-28 08:53:56 -0700
    Great point!
    I often think the same when in traffic…. I say a prayer and think what is happening long after I pass through

  • commented on Now What? 2018-06-25 19:45:44 -0700
    You said it all so beautifully!
    Thank you

  • 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