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  • AFTERMATH

    7/10/2017 6:23:49 PM, by SMIDGON

    Sat (Lexis b.d.) was a long, sad day. Sunday, even tho we went to Church, was long! Today, was laundry day. Yesterday I talked with... Read more

  • LEXIE

    7/7/2017 7:02:04 PM, by SMIDGON

    This afternoon at 3:45 p.m., Lexie went to live with John in Heaven. She had been going down hill for some time. We had her to the vet ye... Read more

  • FISHING

    7/5/2017 8:16:48 AM, by SMIDGON

    On Monday Christine and family members went to Lake Michigan for Salmon fishing. They came home with 15 salmon. 14 approx 7lbs. However... Read more

  • TRIBUTE TO JOHN

    7/4/2017 8:01:57 AM, by SMIDGON

    I failed to tell you all. The picture is of our beloved deceased son, John. And I. It was taken mid summer of 2016. A matter of months be... Read more

  • HAPPY

    7/2/2017 9:22:33 PM, by SMIDGON

    Happy 4th of July! 👌... Read more

  • I HAVE RETURNED

    6/19/2017 7:53:51 AM, by SMIDGON

    It's been awhile. The family has been through so much. After Johns passing. Hubby and I still haven't come to terms with it. Some bittersw... Read more

  • HAPPY EASTER

    4/14/2017 7:50:17 AM, by SMIDGON

    It's been awhile since I have blogged! It's been a bad winter and Spring. I still miss John so much. Life will never be the same. We vis... Read more

  • 4.5 pounds is A LOT

    4/3/2017 3:48:18 PM, by FITANDFAITHFUL1

    I'm calling this time in my life, "Less of Me." I've... Read more

  • Gonna Print a Logo!

    3/4/2017 8:29:02 AM, by FITANDFAITHFUL1

    Tuesday was a milestone day because I started writing... Read more

  • Gave Myself a Talking To

    3/1/2017 7:24:39 AM, by FITANDFAITHFUL1

    Yesterday, I got on the voice recorder of my phone and gave myself a major talking to. I had some prayers, some scriptures from the Bible, and ... Read more

  • Less of Me

    2/27/2017 7:14:18 AM, by FITANDFAITHFUL1

    My slogan for this season is "Less of Me." Less of me... To hug To carry up the stairs To move around on the Pickleball c... Read more

  • Baby Steps

    2/26/2017 7:11:12 AM, by FITANDFAITHFUL1

    Well...no matter how I slice it, weight loss only happens for me when I track. I've made it through a season of grief for my Dad and the struggl... Read more

  • FAMILY - GET TOGETHER

    2/19/2017 7:23:10 AM, by SMIDGON

    Yesterday we made a 40 mile trip up to the nursing faculty where our eldest and Emma, her 50+lb. Pit - Bull service dog are residing temporarily.... Read more

  • JOHNS DAY

    2/16/2017 6:14:19 AM, by SMIDGON

    I intended to post yesterday, but, couldn't bring myself to do so! John turned 53yrs yesterday. He passed on a Wednesday and yesterd... Read more

  • I NEED SOME FEEDBACK

    1/23/2017 1:13:56 PM, by SMIDGON

    I have a situation I would like some feedback about As you all know our Beloved Son passed away on Oct. 05, 2016. We have two daughter... Read more

  • WHERE ARE MY BLOGS?

    1/6/2017 7:00:50 PM, by SMIDGON

    I wrote another blog yesterday but where is it? I wrote that yesterday (Oct 05 ) was the third month since John has left us. It meandt ... Read more

  • WHERE ARE MY BLOGS?

    1/6/2017 6:56:37 PM, by SMIDGON

    I wrote another blog yesterday but where is it? I wrote that yesterday (Oct 05 ) was the third month since John has left us. It meandt ... Read more

  • PERPLEXED!

    12/18/2016 7:27:43 PM, by SMIDGON

    This is my third post in a row. So far all has been rejected. All different. MERRY CHRISTMAS... Read more

  • HOLIDAYS

    12/6/2016 6:59:31 AM, by SMIDGON

    Hubby and I made it through the THANKSGIVING We didn't go to younger daughters family get-together. We felt we might not be good company sin... Read more

  • ANOTHER BUSY WEEKEND

    11/13/2016 5:00:42 PM, by SMIDGON

    Yesterday morning our youngest came in for the weekend. We sorted 15+ big black garbage bags of Johns clothes. In October we had gone th... Read more

  • LIFE GOES ON!

    11/9/2016 2:19:29 PM, by SMIDGON

    I felt like it was time to blog again. After Johns funeral I became sick. UTI . As usual I got a reaction from the shot. I became disor... Read more

  • Dad is with Jesus

    11/7/2016 8:09:05 AM, by FITANDFAITHFUL1

    My Daddy left his 80 year old body this past Tuesday. He's dancing up in Heaven in the presence of Jesus. I cry and I rejoice. There's so much ... Read more

  • JUST A TID-BIT

    10/24/2016 5:57:52 PM, by SMIDGON

    "The emptiness that only losing a child can bring. "... Read more

  • HELLO,

    10/24/2016 6:58:31 AM, by SMIDGON

    It has been a very long month! Somehow we all survived getting ready for the visitation and Funeral. There were many friends of Johns we ... Read more

  • JOHN MARTIN PAXSON

    10/5/2016 11:52:12 AM, by SMIDGON

    This blog isn't coming through. JOHN MARTIN PAXSON went home to be with the Lord at 3 : 45 a.m. this morning. Thanks for all your pray... Read more

  • JOHN MARTIN PAXSON

    10/5/2016 5:04:52 AM, by SMIDGON

    John passed away peacefully at 3::45 a.m. this morning, oct.05,2016... Read more

  • JOHN

    10/1/2016 9:23:57 AM, by SMIDGON

    The papers have been signed for the HOSPICE "COMFORT CARE" TO BEGIN. WHILE he's on a regular diet he is only able to eat a little. Sometim... Read more

  • PRAYERS FOR John

    9/25/2016 8:41:09 AM, by SMIDGON

    John is declining fast. It's just a matter of waiting for God to call him home. He is in the nursing faculty with HOSPICE. It's hard... Read more

  • Day One of the Rest of my Life

    9/12/2016 9:42:45 PM, by FITANDFAITHFUL1

    It's so easy to put off doing what is so difficult to do. There's always a reason. Eating less food and steady exercise are tough habits for me ... Read more

  • DEAR JOHN

    9/7/2016 6:36:16 AM, by SMIDGON

    "Dear Lord, help us go on!" John started to give us an uneasy feeling over the weekend. He ate good on Sunday. Monday he wouldnt eat. ... Read more

  • WHO CALLED ?

    9/4/2016 3:14:35 PM, by SMIDGON

    One day while I was out, one of you sweet ladies called! I understood it was Linda. However, for the life of me, I drew a blank. Help m... Read more

  • JOHN

    9/2/2016 5:05:19 AM, by SMIDGON

    John isn't doing so well ! Please forgive me if I repeat myself. At this point sometimes I do believe I am losing it! I believe I to... Read more

  • UPDATE ON JOHN

    8/25/2016 5:52:42 PM, by SMIDGON

    John had another set of tests this past Monday. During the night he vomited. When we took him over for his Chemo, they had already canceled ... Read more

  • ONE QUESTION:

    8/21/2016 5:49:38 AM, by SMIDGON

    What is the one thing that makes you feel good about yourself? Mine is my hair ! If my hair looks good, then I can basically deal with ... Read more

  • I don't believe it, the sun is shining, here in central Ohio !

    8/17/2016 4:19:10 PM, by SMIDGON

    My hair completely dried out. The little natural curl I have, showed up! I 'picked' it out this morning. The cut was good enough , and sty... Read more

  • AN UNBELIEVEABLE DAY !

    8/17/2016 6:48:18 AM, by SMIDGON

    We needed the rain so bad---but, REALLY, enough, enough ! Next Monday John has the 3mo. CAT/IMAGING. Then his blood work for Chemo. That... Read more

  • MIXED BAG OF EVENTS!

    7/26/2016 2:39:47 PM, by SMIDGON

    John had another treatment today! They are making him more tired. I had another blood draw yesterday. If that dr calls me again, wanti... Read more

  • MUSSINGS

    7/12/2016 5:44:00 AM, by SMIDGON

    It is so hot and dry! We are to get storms which aren't good. I HATE storms! Especially at night. I had a melt down yesterday. There'... Read more

  • BLESSINGS

    7/8/2016 6:24:47 AM, by SMIDGON

    GOD BLESS AMERICA, AMERICA BLESS GOD!... Read more

  • things are in an uproar !

    7/6/2016 2:32:46 PM, by SMIDGON

    John is still undergoing Chemo. He has made his peace a d periodically talks about the road ahead. I t hurts to hear him do such, but glad h... Read more

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