Jason and I met when we were 18…move-in day Freshman year at UW-Eau Claire. We were together all through college and got married the summer after we graduated in August, 2000. Our daughter, Anna was born November, 2001. Our sons Seth and Levi were born in July, 2003 and August, 2007. Life was good. On May 4, 2021 Jason was diagnosed with an aggressive, terminal brain cancer called Glioblastoma. After a 15 month battle with this cruel disease he passed away on August 4, 2021. To read more about his journey check out his Caring Bridge site.

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Signs Needed

I have a lot on my mind tonight…really missing being able to talk things through with Jason. He was the practical one…the one that could see “big picture”…who shouldered a lot of responsibility while I was constantly trying to figure myself out. I’m sure he was frustrated with me sometimes, but he never let it […]


I’m tired and cranky tonight so instead of dwelling on my day…which was fine…nothing “bad” happened…I’m going to write about a good memory instead. This memory goes waaaay back 11 whole years to 2010. Jason and I were both 33. To set the stage…Jason and I both grew up in big families. I was the […]

Live Your Own Story

I had a very busy day yesterday…went to bed without writing about it…and then tossed and turned all. night. long. There was almost a 2:00am blog post… Yesterday I went with 5 other women from my grief counseling group on a road trip/field trip. We drove over to Stillwater…walked around a bit and had lunch…and […]

There are things that we don’t want to happen but have to accept, things we don’t want to know but have to learn, and people we can’t live without but have to let go. –J Jareau

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