Sep 07, 2010 - 5:47 pm
Basketcase here. I just returned home from a long Labor Day weekend with my best friend and her family on the lake. It was good. It's just so hard to adjust not hearing my phone ring and Charlie calling me to check in with me or just to talk. I am doing pretty good about trying to go on with things as Charlie would want me to do that. We had talked about this. I had told him that if anything happened, I would feel that my life was over, not that I wouldn't deal with it (as if I have choice of dealing with it!), but I just loved him so much and we were so connected to one another. My welcoming committee (Rowdy, Blue and Sammy, the three dogs) were certainly glad to see me back. I'm going with my best friend and her husband on the 16th to Hilton Head and will be back on the 21st and am really looking forward to that. My cousin in KY who lost his wife to gastro-esophogeal cancer in April 2008 is wanting to come down and spend a few days with me (he really had a rough time when he lost his wife) and he wants me to come see him and his brother soon. He is so good and we are very close. He's been checking in with me about 1/week. Sorry to unload this on y'all; but y'all are so very special to me and if there's anybody out there that I can be of some comfort to, please don't hesitate to post and ask me. I don't mind sharing my experience with y'all. I still believe in miracles and as Jimmy V says, "Don't ever give up!" Thanks again. Love to all and God Bless!