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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Fregiens in Alexandria

I just spent the past five days vacationing in Alexandria with Jason’s family. It was a pretty emotional five days for me and really gave me a lot to process. There were moments where I was really having a good time…moments where I was ready to go home…moments where I just needed to be alone…moments […]

Saturday Poetry

I was out running errands this morning and suddenly a poem was writing itself in my brain. It’s been awhile since that’s happened. Lately it’s just bits and pieces…nothing coming out whole. So when my plans for the day changed…and I ended up with the rest of the day to myself…I took advantage of the […]


Today I turn 45. Jason and I were 42 when he was diagnosed…43 when he died…I survived 44 without him…and now 45. I used to love my birthday because Jason would make it special for me. He would often take the day off of work just to spend time with me. Waking me up with […]

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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