One: The Book

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AuthorHouse, May 1, 2009 - Reference - 228 pages
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Have you ever wanted to tell someone the truth when they ask you "How ya doin"? You have just lost your spouse and they want to know how are you coping, and getting along in general. You always say, "good" and hoping that they don't press the subject. Between the covers of this book you will see how Doug was doing when no one was looking. What were the conflicts that he faced, what situations took place in his life as he tried to put the pieces back in place after he lost Lynne, his wife of 46 years, to pancreatic cancer. You will read his most personal feelings as he publishes the journal he kept all through her struggle with the cancer, including the day she died. You will maybe even laugh at some of the things he went through, like the time he tried to bake his favorite pie, from scratch. You will look through his eyes as he questions what heaven is like and what is Lynne doing now. This is not a self-help book, nor is it a guide in grief counseling. It is intended to show how one man survived the personal loss of his wife, and what happened in the year that followed. You will see what the significance of ONE is as he takes you along on his journey of living alone. You will even read a letter that Lynne wrote to him, one month after her death. You will probably say, "That is just how I feel" or "I know exactly what he is saying because I experienced the same thing." If so, this book may bring you comfort and self-understanding, that you are not alone in your feelings, in your world. As you ask yourself, "Does it get any easier; does it get any better" you may find the answer here. As Doug would say, "If you let it, it will."
 

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Contents

Why Write This Book
12
Our Chapter Five
27
Our Chapter Twelve
40
The Blue Birds are Back
85
A Letter to Father Chuck
99
A Letter from Lynne
104
First Steps
113
Being Alone
118
The First Christmas
155
Where Did They Go
158
WhyThe Prayer
165
Found Them
167
A Poem
171
The Toothbrush
173
A Letter to Renee
175
Doing the Best I Can
181

WoundedNot Crippled
123
Permission or Acceptance
127
Whered the Hugs Go
137
Today I Heard the Music
139
had a Dream
143
Two Steps Back
147
An Email to a Friend
151
Where Did Everyone Go
153
Almost One Year
186
Easter 2008
191
One YearThe Day
193
The Night of the Day of the One Year
195
The Hurdle
197
Life is for the Living
210
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