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One year ago.....


Friday, January 11, 2013

I lost my best friend (and husband) to that nasty bitch - CANCER! He died 13 months after diagnosis.
Howard was the love of my life. He was my teacher as well as my student. my work partner, and the one person who could ALWAYS make me laugh.
He touched the lives of many people through his work (full-time paramedic/training officer, and part-time reserve police officer) and just by being his normal smiling self. To this day, people share with me their remembrances of how Howard positively impacted their lives -though his teaching them, his volunteerism, or by his many acts of kindness.
He is on my mind and in my heart every day. I have the warmest memories to comfort me and the funniest memories to make me smile. I miss him. I miss us.
But, I am not sad. I am not lonely. I am carrying on with the plans we had made for home improvement projects. I am still working my business successfully. I am still caring for our five dogs. Still keeping up the yard.

And I am working on my fitness rather successfully, 45 lbs down in 2012. My blood pressure is good, my blood work is good, I feel great. 20 to go this year!

I have a great family, good friends, and I have good Spark Friends, too.

I still miss Howard though, but it is with a smile and a heart full of love, not sadness.
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SWANATOPIA 1/18/2013 12:23AM

    Howard sounds like he was a fantastic guy! He would be so proud of you....look at you....45 pounds lighter and getting all healthy! You are awesome!

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Here's to a great 2013 and 20 more pounds considered gone already!

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KIWIANN 1/13/2013 9:17AM

    That is a beautiful tribute to your husband, thanks for sharing it! emoticon

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BIGPAWSUP 1/12/2013 9:23PM

    You are amazing and I am so blessed to have you as a Spark friend. Thank you for sharing with us.

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2BDYNAMIC 1/11/2013 11:53PM

    You are amazing and by all definition: a spark 'motivator' ........... If you can do this journey w/ such a winning attitude ............ the rest of us should follow ............ for you have set a good path .......... to go onward ......... I am sure your beloved is most proud .......... emoticon

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ALEXSGIRL1 1/11/2013 8:55PM

    hugs you have some wonderful memeories of a really great super man.hold on to those and know he is always with you and would be so proud to see how well you are doing

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LINWASH23 1/11/2013 8:39PM

    That is amazing. emoticon

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PJ2222 1/11/2013 8:36PM

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