About Us

This site was originally created by my deceased husband “Terry” to share his life which like most people was filled with both happiness and sadness, successes and disappointments. He started this blog at age 55 and at that time he realized that as human beings we would not be on this earth forever. He felt at that time a need to accomplish so much more and to begin experiencing life to its fullest. In his early 20s he had many years of therapy to combat depression, but over time realized that there are actually many other people out there that are not much different from himself. He understood that most people live average lives, filled with many ups and downs and varying challenges and goals that we all strive for. So, he candidly asked himself, what truly made his life more special than others, but then as he thought about it he realized….nothing really?

Terry originally created his blogsite to write about his life. He hoped that maybe other people could relate to his writings and that it may help them in some way to confront challenges within their own lives. However, as he thought about it again, maybe his writings would just be a way to help himself as a person to accept his life as it was and to become content. Either way, Terry’s blog transformed into something wonderful which ultimately impacted so many people. Little did Terry realize that shortly after starting his blog that he would develop cancer and that for the next few years he would be fighting for his life with hopes that his cancer could be eradicated. During these trying times, through his blog and his writings and because of your kind comments and support, it helped him to cope with his medical condition and to accept that as his health worsened and as his cancer spread, that his life on the earth would soon be coming to an end. Through your kind words, dedicated support and genuine love, Terry he was able to remain remarkably strong and to confront his fate right to the very end. On September 1, 2017, our dear Terry passed away and was immediately welcomed by God and other loved ones that passed before him to the wonderful Gates of Heaven.

I never realized the tremendous impact that Terry’s blogsite would ultimately have upon me and others. When he first began writing he did so merely to express his deep thoughts and to share aspects about his own life. His blog later transitioned into a wonderful tool to help him to confront his diagnosis of cancer and ultimately to accept his fate. Little did I realize that his writings, photos and videos would become such a precious gift for me to cherish and to be used as a means to keep the memory of Terry’s short life on this earth alive.

What is so remarkable is that things often happen in life for a reason. As I reflect back, Terry had no idea when he started his blogsite what the future would hold for him. However, his blogsite in some ways may have truly been developed by him as an ultimate means to help me to cope with my life after his passing. By continuing to keep this blogsite active after Terry’s death and deciding to begin sharing my thoughts and emotions in life with others has become a helpful and effective therapeutic tool for me to keep moving forward. Your kind comments, support, encouragement and love has definitely helped me to be able to cope and to accept Terry’s death as God’s will. Terry’s passing and this blogsite makes me realize more now than ever that life is truly fragile and when we will ultimately be called to our eternal life by our maker is truly out of our control. All we can do for now while on this earth is to do our best to continue to embrace life to its fullest and to strive to become a positive example for others and to love and be kind to one another.

I started to write on this blogsite just a few days after Terry’s death in September 2017. I feel that I will continue to blog and to express my thoughts about many topics and to also use it as a means to move forward in life and to accept in a positive way any challenges that I might be confronted with along the way.

Love to All,

Gary

314 thoughts on “About Us

  1. Hello! Thank you for stopping by my blog. 🙂 I enjoyed reading the introduction to your blog and look forward to reading more. By the way, I am 55, too, and a late starter of blogging. I wish you lots of fun and expanding horizons as you journey on your blogging path! 🙂

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  2. Hi! Glad I found your blog! Always love connecting with other Encore Voyagers (that’s what we call this ‘too early to be really retired’ gig!) I gotta ask, although I’m sure it’s been posted earlier – “Why ‘Spearfruit?” Just wondering…

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    • Hi Lynn, I am glad we connected also. I will be hopping back over to your blog to read more about you and Jeremy. Thank you very much for following my blog. Interesting you ask about ‘Spearfruit’ – I have some recent posts where I am revealing my indentity, and will reveal where ‘Spearfruit’ came from in a little over a week – stay tuned! 🙂

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  3. Hi Terry, in playing blog visitation catch-up this weekend I noticed today that it appears I never left you a comment on your “About” (hangs head in shame). My only excuse is that I’m also 55 and the memory isn’t as sharp as it once was. At any rate I’ve been following you for a while now and we’ve exchanged comments however I wanted to properly introduce myself. It’s a real pleasure to meet you. ~Steph

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  4. Thanks for stopping by my blog. I also wanted to say you are not alone, and your life has meaning because it is, well, your life. I have had similar challenges, and I always find it helpful and encouraging to find others who are finding worth through writing. I look forward to following your story.

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    • Lydia, very thoughtful and kind words, I truly appreciate them. And thank you very much for following my blog, I will certainly take time to visit yours as well. I hope your day is a happy one. 🙂

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  5. Looking forward to reading more of your blog. Everyone does have successes and failures in life, but not everyone speaks about the failures. Although I wouldn’t say we have average life’s we all have different experience and contributions to make. Thanks for stopping in past my blog.

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  6. Hi, Fab blog! I have just set up mine, but still in the very early stages – a few months old. Just making efforts to link in with fellow bloggers to improve our followers and get the word out there for us both. I would appreciate you having a peek at my blog, as I have published several posts. Feel free to like, comment, follow or just take a peek. Thank you 🙂

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  7. This brought tears to my eyes. I had been let down by many who weren’t worth my trust(Misplaced Trust).
    I did nothing but study & work hard throughout my life(from my childhood till now when am in my thirties) but am not living the life of my dreams. What was done to me can fill books, you can’t imagine what was done to me.
    One thing am sure of is the following;God din’t create us without a grand purpose,& didn’t put us here on earth to be sad,abused,harmed,angry,sorry or to be disappointed,he made us for a reason & to fulfill a certain purpose,may he guide us throughout this journey & make us live a life that is well lived as human beings,amen.

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    • Thank you for the comment, I am glad you can relate and hope by writing you can find some release of those things done to you. I appreciate you reading and stopping by and my hope is that you life is filled with happiness! 🙂

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  8. Hello 🙂 We used to follow each other 😉 But I deleted my old blog site (dreamkatcherblog.wordpress.com) and migrated my posts to a new domain (I just bought it the other day hihi). It’s now loveafterlove.net 🙂 I’m visiting all of the authors I have followed before and give everyone a notice. I hope to maintain the connection. Have a nice day! 😉

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  9. Hello, you shared a lot, but I am glad you did. I started my blog at the age of 51. I was encouraged by my students to share my thought blogging. This has opened a new area of my life. Keep sharing.

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  10. Failures are the part of life, In fact it’s indication that you at least tried something. No worries if you get failed to achieve your, but at the of the day you will learn a new lesson. I really appreciate this attitude. Actually it’s an encouragement for the people like. Nice to know about you!

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