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Alison Miller
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Love. Grief. Magic. A new road. A new life~
Love. Grief. Magic. A new road. A new life~

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This picture expresses it all for me. Where I am in this widowed life. It was taken 3 years ago, but even then, without knowing….I was determined. Determined that Love must be bigger than the devastation. Determined that if I knew nothing else, if I…

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If I were in school, this would be my “How I Spent my Summer” essay.. I was…I still am, til the middle of August…working at an opera camp in the Ozarks. Students come from around the world to perfect their art.  Orchestra comes from around the world to…

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I’m so fucking lonely without Chuck. Not because I don’t know how to be alone, duh…but because I loved being with him and around him and breathing in his scent and looking into his eyes and because I was in love with him. Duh. What does me being lonely…

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Return to me… Please come back… Return to me, with your strong arms That wrapped round me… And made me feel safe and secure No matter what was going on around us. Return to me, with your broad shoulders Upon which I rested my head And listened to your…

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Chuck threw me a huge birthday party for my 50th.  To be honest, our daughter, Rachael-Grace, helped out with it quite a bit, but it was lovely.  A dear friend, who died the year before Chuck, baked a red velvet cake.  My friends were there from all walks…

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My dearest D, It’s been 4 years and one month since you left me. I know that you didn’t want to leave me. If it had been possible, you would have fought tooth and nail, with every breath in you, to stay with me.  You couldn’t…the cancer that ate away at…

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Chuck never wanted to be one those people who retire and die the next day or the next week.  He wanted time to enjoy his life without work, time to relish waking up together and lingering abed. Time to travel and be with each other and grow our marriage…

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  I will sing you to me….. These words curve around my lower right leg, from knee to ankle. My 3rd tattoo.  My first one says nothin’ but love, our credo in hospice.  Those words swirl in a circle on the back of my neck, with the circle ending in a small…

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  My beloved husband, You have been gone from me forever and a day….mere minutes ago, as measured by my heart’s yearning.  One thousand four hundred and fifty nine days, as measured by the Roman calendar.  I love you. There is no meaningful way, really,…

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My Odyssey of Love began almost 4 years ago.  Chuck died April 21, 2013, and 3 weeks later I loaded our belongings into our red Ford Escape, gently placed his cremains on the shotgun seat, the jacket from his BDU’s on the back of the seat, climbed into…
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