Widow's Reinvention

I lost my dear hubby July 21, 2012, after a 10 month battle with the very aggressive Glioblastoma (GBM) brain cancer. By the time we found out he had it, we didn’t have much time remaining to share.

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We were the best of friends and I learned more from him on how to be a wife than I ever learned prior to knowing him. We were perfect for each other and in the end, I served and took care of him until he gave his last breath.


He was a soldier, a Vietnam Veteran. and a 20+ year veteran of the Chicago Police department. In October of 2012, 8 months into his retirement and 5 days into us rededicating ourselves to our marriage and promoting how wonderful the union of marriage can be, he was diagnosed with brain cancer.


That began our 10-month journey to living and loving until the end. One special gift he left me was photography, which he had a passion for his whole life. I became his eyes for him until he could no longer take pictures, but I also learned how to use his camera, which became a part of my reinvented life for a number of years during my healing process.


It is now 2019 and I am thriving again. Do I still miss him? Absolutely. I learned to live my life loving me on a daily basis. I am building businesses, helping others with their businesses, teaching, rescuing animals, and making a powerful impact on those I connect with on a daily basis digitally and personally. I love my life and I am happy to share a piece of it with the world.