Two Years Ago Today

It was 2 years ago today that I turned 60 years old. It was also the day that we officially sold our home in Dallas, Texas. After our closing appointment that morning, Terry, Roxy and I got into our brand new truck with attached RV and departed for Pensacola, Florida.


We were all so excited and ready to begin our new adventures of living off the grid in our brand new RV really not knowing for sure what the future would hold. We knew that our original travel plans would have a temporary setback so that we could focus first and foremost on obtaining medical care for Terry’s cancer. We had hoped that Terry’s medical condition would eventually be resolved and that his cancer would be eradicated and that we would be able to live out our dreams and to do some extensive traveling throughout the country in our new RV and to just enjoy life and to grow old together.

What a difference just 2 years makes. Today I am 62 years old and both Terry (my spouse) and Roxy (our doggie) have departed this earth much too early and inthe prime of their lives. So, now I sit here alone in my RV in Tampa, Florida with really no definitive plans for the future. I just try each day to just cope with life and to embrace it in the best way that I can. What else can I do. I wonder what the next two years has in store for me? Time will tell.

Have a great day.


25 thoughts on “Two Years Ago Today

  1. Oh Gary! Great love sometimes means great loss, but it is soooo worth it. ❤ Think of how amazingly blessed you were to have the experience of such great love that others may never know. I wish there was something I could say to make you feel bettter…. take the sadness away….. only know that you were so fortunate to have loved so greatly for the time you were given………. and you have so much love and life to offer! ❤ xo


  2. Hi Gary. I understand that big milestones can be the most difficult. My wish for you is that you find peace in your sweet memories while you keep moving forward. You have much life ahead to experience. (Perhaps a trip to a shelter for another furry companion?) Hugs ~ Lynn


  3. Nothing I say will make it better, nothing at all. The process of revisiting these moments at their anniversaries is unavoidable. Terry and Roxy are with you – you are not alone. As you move through this most acute time, this rawest of months towards the anniversary of Terry’s passing, please know that here on earth we are all with you too. Two years ago you were looking forward, I know that Terry wants you to look forward now. And I know it is hard to do for so many reasons, not least your own health issues. I am sending you such mighty hugs, Gary. Just know you are always in my thoughts, always in the thoughts of so many and that Terry and little Roxy are with you as they ever will be.


  4. Happy Belated Birthday, Gary. I have always found birthdays to be sad occasions, perhaps, because we remember who is missing or wonder what we have accomplished. You were the most wonderful spouse to Terry in very challenging circumstances. What a gift you gave him with your care and love. Now you have to find your new path – the world needs someone like you! ❤️


  5. Happy belated birthday, dear Gary! Sorry, we are on the road, and I just got a hold of internet. Remembering Terry with much love, I am sending you many blessings not only for the next two years, but for the rest of your life!


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