Five years ago today I lost my husband, of 20 years, to cancer. Mike, was 48 years old and died within three months of being diagnosed with melanoma (skin cancer). It devastated my son, Kyle who was 16 at the time, and myself (I was 40) and we thought our lives would never be the same again. This post is not intended to be sad, but to let you know two things: 1) If you have the slightest mole...GO TO THE DOCTOR...and have it removed. Melonoma is very treatable if detected early and, 2) For those of you that have lost a loved one and the agony of getting up out of bed every morning just seems unbearable...just know, there will be happiness again...each day you'll become stronger and one day you'll realize they would want you to be happy!! Yes, they will remain in your thoughts, BUT your life will get better no matter how bad things are today....that I can promise!
Antiquing, auctions and my wonderful friends & family were my salvation. This, in part, is the reason the Shabbyvilla exists today. Antiquing filled my void and kept my mind off the bad times and soon the days got more tolerable. Every day a little bit more light crept back into my life until one day I felt happiness. For the rest of my life I will think of Mike and know that he is at peace and that no matter what he would want me to be happy!