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Scott Simpson
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Tell the truth and never be boring.
Tell the truth and never be boring.

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Hard to believe it's been a year - but it has
One year ago today, we lost Amanda. Time plays tricks on all of us. We can think "that was so long ago" at the same time as "it feels like yesterday." I run into this all the time with Amanda's death. Yes, it feels like just yesterday, or last night, or lat...

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Gordon turns four and has questions
Gordon wanted to know where mommy went. Not what happened to her body, but where SHE went. We celebrated his fourth birthday this weekend with three gatherings. One at our house with his little friends. One at nana and grampa's house. One in Stratford with ...

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Chugging along through a slump
Gosh, I haven't posted since before Christmas. I got through Christmas. I put on a good Christmas for Gordon. Maybe a great Christmas. But I also got a nasty cold and came out of the holidays in a funk. As you've seen here on the blog, I was full of HEY, LI...

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Just keep swimming, just keep swimming
It's been five months today since Amanda died. Grief continues to evolve. In the beginning, I had a mix of relief and bitterness with the sadness. I was very busy handling things. Then I transitioned into a period of expansive optimism. The past month or so...

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The hole in my life is where my new life will grow
I'm in between lives. The life I was living ended on July 12, four months ago. Necessary parts of living have continued. I eat, I sleep, I get Gordon to and from daycare, I go to work, I pay bills, I tend to the house. I check on my little boy before going ...

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Bravado
If we burn our wings Flying too close to the sun If the moment of glory Is over before it’s begun If the dream is won — Though everything is lost We will pay the price, But we will not count the cost When the dust has cleared And victory denied A summit too...

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Amanda's Bio Video: Call for submisisons
Just hours before Amanda died, we met with her palliative care doctor and her regular nurse and talked about the weeks to come. The doctor urged Amanda to get busy on memory-making, and leaving things behind for Gordon. We didn't even get to begin. I had do...

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Amanda's Celebration of Life: Recap
Thank you to everyone who came out to Amanda's memorial service on Sunday. We set out 50 chairs but quickly needed more. It was muggy and emotions were high, but it was an altogether special day that Amanda would have been proud of. Proud, mortified, proud,...
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