What I’m doing here—

When my husband and I bought a house in Mexico in 2001, little did we know I would be moving into it without him. Three days before we were due to begin our journey, we discovered he had pancreatic cancer. He lived for three weeks. That is how, 2 months later, I came to be lying on an air mattress in an empty house in a country where I knew neither a soul nor the language. This blog will be about grief. How it expresses itself, how I responded to it and how I came to realize that it is a powerful agent for growth and change. This is how life is set up. We will all face death over and over in our lives. If you need a companion in dealing with this surprising, astonishing, earth-shaking event in your life, here I am!

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About lifelessons

My blog, which started out to be about overcoming grief, quickly grew into a blog about celebrating life. I post daily: poems, photographs, essays or stories. I've lived in countries all around the globe but have finally come to rest in Mexico, where I've lived since 2001. My books may be found on Amazon in Kindle and print format, my art in local Ajijic galleries. Hope to see you at my blog.

7 thoughts on “What I’m doing here—

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  3. janebasilblog

    It’s only when you are tested that you learn what inner resources you possess. You seem to have built a rich life around yourself over the past four-and-a-half years, and I admire that.
    I wonder how things would have panned out if you hadn’t moved just before you lost your husband. In familiar surroundings, with familiar friends to support you, you might not have grown so much.


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