Moving On With Life


Guest post written by my buddy Aldo Mays


Mom’s been a big help since my husband died…I honestly don’t know what I’d do without her. My husband was in the service and we had only been married for 2 years when he was killed in the line of duty but I’m young enough that I didn’t know much about managing a house on my own. To be honest, having to pay the bills and keep the grass cut and find out if we had car insurance was really overwhelming for me, especially while I was also mourning my husband. Mom started sending me links to articles to read about housekeeping and links for and places nearby that did dry cleaning. Slowly but surely I learned my way around being a homeowner and now I have to say, I feel more confident than I did three months ago. I know I’ve got a long road ahead of me as a widow at such a young age. My husband and I dated all through high school too so he’s the only man I’ve ever loved. It’s going to take me a while to get over his death but I’m proud of the way he served our country and I’m grateful for the time we had together. If only he had come home rather than staying out there, but what can you do when your loved one is deployed? I’m just going to try my best to honor his memory and keep building a life for us here in Texas. I know that’s what he would have wanted and he definitely would have wanted me to be happy. Between the dogs, his family, and my mom, I know I’m eventually going to be alright. I’m actually grateful for all the stuff I’ve had to do that’s seemed so overwhelming. If I hadn’t been thinking about utilities and insurance I probably would have been really, really sad about my husband all the time, so it’s been good to be busy.


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