July 1st, 2015, was the beginning of a new chapter in our lives when my youngest son passed at 32. Although I was advised decades before that he would not live to be a ripe old age, I was not prepared for his death. I wonder if anyone can ever be prepared for the death of a child?
Understandably, I grieved deeply, as a mother would. JW was my hubby’s best bud, and he treated him as if he were his own son. He grieved as well.
After floundering for months, I began to entertain the idea of creating a new blog that could be therapeutic for me. This blog would honor J.W. but would also allow me to share the unfolding chapters of our lives. Chasing the Next Chapter was created in April 2016. I am so thankful I followed that small voice inside…it’s never wrong.
So much has happened since the first post…travel writing, moving to the South of France as full-time ex-pats, Covid-19 (me), reoccurrence of cancer (Ray), and so much more.
Its been an interesting ride thus far, I hope you follow along on our journey, bumps and all.
Barb and Ray