*originally posted to Facebook on 7/19/16
We have finalized the date for Melissa's east coast celebration. It will be in Herndon, VA on Saturday, August 13th, at 4:00p. Everyone is welcome, but please let us know if you plan to attend so we can get an accurate head count.
Today is the first day I've been in the house alone. It's a difficult day, for certain, but it had to come eventually. I am grateful to everyone that has come over and spent time with me the past few weeks. My door is always open, I am always happy to see friends and family.
One of the hardest parts about all of this is that everything has to be a first. The first time I've driven her car. The first time I've walked the dogs without her. The first time I've been home alone. Everything has to "mean something". Everything is the first time without Melly. One of these days 'sitting on the couch' will be just that. Until then, we have to keep moving forward from the first time to the second, then the third... The focus will change from the hurt to the good. It will. It will.