When I was about 15 years old I remember my mother on the phone with a friend and I could hear her saying, “Oh my God. That’s horrible. Oh my God.” She had just found out that one of the mothers in our neighborhood had been at a dinner party and suddenly started to complain about a severe headache. She tried to get up from the table and just collapsed. Passed away just like that from a ruptured brain aneurysm. No signs, no warnings, just gone at the age of 42. Gone forever.
When I think of the color burgundy I think of a color that reminds us that fall is approaching; it’s a color that represents comfort and warmth. This year the color burgundy means so much more than just a sign that the seasons are changing. The month of September marks Brain Aneurysm Awareness Month. As you may or may not know, my world was turned upside down on April 29th of this year because my husband passed away suddenly from a ruptured brain aneurysm.
As a curvy girl, I love cardigans. They are comfortable, loose and complete most fall outfits. However, one of my biggest pet peeves when it comes to cardigans are the ones that are long on the sides and short in the back. I like my cardigans to cover my rear because it allows me to wear pants that may be fitting a little snug due to an abundance of Pumpkin Spice Lattes!
I think the hardest part of grief is wondering whether or not our loved ones are watching over us. Do they have a window in heaven where they can look over us anytime, anywhere? Do they see our every move and do they walk by our sides and talk to us? Do they hold us when we cry in bed telling us everything will be alright?
As a curvy girl (with an even curvier bottom), I have a really tough time finding pants that fit me. I also have a long torso and short legs which makes it even more difficult to find the perfect length. Most jeans out there have a stretch that really doesn’t make it feel like a true blue jean, which means I’m having to pull them up constantly throughout the day.