Tag: Donald K. Baxter

Dec 31

Seven Months and Ten Days

We were married for seven months and ten days, you were taken from me just seven months and ten days ago. On this eve of the New Year the calendar still haunts me with coincidence. The pain is still as fresh today as it was that day in May. I look at the post I …

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Dec 28

Everyday

            Every day I think of you I dream of the days we shared We added up the moments To make a lifetime from just two years You fulfilled every promise You made every dream come true We always found the laughter even amid the tears We always knew it …

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Dec 26

Poetic Interlude

The poems below both speak to me when I think about Donald’s death. I want to scream the first poem and deny the second. In the first the poet is talking of his Father and in the second the poet speaks of Marc Anthony and his noble defeat. It strikes me that the first poet …

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Dec 21

The Longest Night

The longest night of the year is tonight, the winter solstice, the darkest day, the day before the light starts to stay just a bit longer. It doesn’t seem coincidental that the darkest day falls just four days before we celebrate the birth of the Light of the world, and it doesn’t seem coincidental to …

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Dec 07

The Friends You Keep

Maybe a better title would be “The Friends Who Stay.” As the saying goes ‘Laugh and the whole world laughs with you, Cry and you cry alone.’ Sometimes the pain of the friends who leave you when you are grieving is almost as hard as the pain of the loss itself. Some people are great …

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Nov 12

The Band Played On

A big part of the way Don and I lived life fully was live music. Don and I didn’t have television in our lives. It was a choice we made together. We never missed it. Not having a television encouraged us to go and see, listen, visit, participate, engage, learn, and do things that we …

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Oct 31

I Am Still Me, and Yet, I am Not

I try to show the world that I am still myself, that I am okay, that I can still laugh and work and play and study, but I fail. I am not still the me I was. I won’t ever be that me again. That dreamy eyed newlywed basking in the glow of a love …

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Oct 11

It Should Have Been

Today was a rainy lazy Saturday, spent with a friend, THANK YOU! Today was a day to talk to friends on the phone, or receive text message greetings, THANK YOU! Today was a day to be survived, and with the help of friends, family and a God that never fails, I did, THANK YOU! But …

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Sep 01

The Karner Blue Butterfly

  There is a protected butterfly called the Karner Blue that is Native to the Capital District and other parts of the United States  that are home to the Blue Lupine plant which grows in the Pine Bush of Albany NY.  Maybe you have seen this butterfly on something in my home or in a photo …

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Jul 30

The ABC's Of Grief – C is for Clichés & Condolences | The Grief Toolbox

Shared with me via a friend the Author writes about the loss of her child and her experiences with friends, acquaintances, and family and what people say and don’t say when they are afraid that they have no idea what to say. Click the link below to read the Story: The ABC’s Of Grief – …

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