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MY ADVENTURE IN COSTA RICA – PART 1

My nine-day adventure to Costa Rica was absolutely wonderful. My post will serve as a lovely way for me to hold onto sweet memories. Continue reading

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LOVE LIVES ON

I hung up the phone and couldn’t believe it. This was truly a door opening in my life. I hadn’t imagined that it would appear like it did – just at a perfect time. Continue reading

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YOU’LL TOUCH SO MANY OTHERS

I never imagined what my future held; that the young girl who cared for my sick cardiac child would be calling me all these years later. Then Lupe said that it was important for me to know that Jason had definitely affected her life. I choked on my tears when she said, “Judy, there was something so special about Jason and I will never forget him.” Continue reading

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SHARING JOY AND MY HEARTACHE, TOO

At the moment, I have a lot of creative energy devoted to many pursuits at the same time. For certain, I feel pressure to market something that I could sell, which would allow me to continue my creative pursuits. At the same time, the need for writing therapy causes me to drop everything to update my blog.
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JASON MEANT “HEALER”

For me to enter a hospital so soon after my son had died following heart surgery was a huge challenge. Still, I manage to navigate a huge medical center to find her and her son. I stayed with her while her son had that surgery.
I think that was truly one of my most difficult days. I overcame my grief knowing that I was doing something where Jason would have been proud of me.
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JASON MARK – HE LEFT HIS MARK

After writing almost every day for a month, I am finally ready to share my story about Jason. Jason was the child I had seven years after I was married. He was born with a serious congenital heart defect called “Transposition of the Great Vessels.” As with most heart defects, his was “one of a kind.” I was told only one in ten thousand children have a defect as complicated as his. He had surgery when he was two and a half months old. He had another one when he was five. He died following that surgery. Continue reading

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