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We’ve all walked around Walmart, or Target, or the grocery store without thinking twice.

I’ve done it a million times it seems like.  But today made me stop and think about all those times that I didn’t even think twice about it.

There was a time that Billy and I would go to the store just to walk around.

All that changed in February after Billy’s strokes.

Usually when we go to the store Billy uses a cart.  He’s getting better with walking with his cane, but he still has a hard time doing long distances.  Unfortunately (maybe fortunately) there wasn’t a cart available, so he had to walk around holding onto a cart.

I thought I was going to have to rush to the back of the store for milk while I left him standing someplace.  Nope.  He was able to walk to the back of the store, plus zig-zagging through a few aisles on the way back there.

Then he wanted to go to the sporting goods section on the opposite side of the store.  Again zig-zagging through a few aisles on the way there.  Then back to the front and back out to the car.


This doesn’t seem like much to most people, but this is a huge deal that he was able to walk that far and still feeling pretty good when we got back to the car.

Its the small things that remind me just how far he as come!

Hi! I’m Samantha. I’m a mom of 2 great kids, and all that goes with that. I am a Pink Zebra Independent Consultant, I’m also a widow. I am learning to live life after the death of my husband, figuring out what my new normal is, and battling with my grief.

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I'm a widowed mom of 2 amazing kids. Engaged to the man that made me realize I could love again. I love photography, gardening, and reading. Caregiver, taxi driver extraordinaire, chef, maid, and everything in between.

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