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My parents always loved reading and watching true stories. Now, there are people reading their true story, their  love story. 

I tell everyone my parents lived extraordinary lives and died in extraordinary ways.  Even in their death, they are helping others. 💔🙏❤️
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My parents always loved reading and watching true stories. Now, there are people reading their true story, their love story.

I tell everyone my parents lived extraordinary lives and died in extraordinary ways. Even in their death, they are helping others. 💔🙏❤️
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I remember when typing on a typewriter was “high-tech.” I was so proud of this little typewriter.  I sat here so many hours, just typing whatever came to my mind. Macho-Kitty would sit with me. 🐱 

Forty years later, I’m still sitting at a keyboard. Best part - I’m still getting my phone innermost thoughts and feelings out, and my best dog Manly is right there in the room with me. 

Don’t underestimate the power of writing it out.  Just get out a scratch piece of paper, or your phone, and start typing away your innermost thoughts. After that, you can throw it away or erase it. 

Take what is inside and let it out. This can be the start of a healing journey for you. You never know, you may even write a book. 
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I remember when typing on a typewriter was “high-tech.” I was so proud of this little typewriter. I sat here so many hours, just typing whatever came to my mind. Macho-Kitty would sit with me. 🐱

Forty years later, I’m still sitting at a keyboard. Best part - I’m still getting my phone innermost thoughts and feelings out, and my best dog Manly is right there in the room with me.

Don’t underestimate the power of writing it out. Just get out a scratch piece of paper, or your phone, and start typing away your innermost thoughts. After that, you can throw it away or erase it. 

Take what is inside and let it out. This can be the start of a healing journey for you. You never know, you may even write a book.
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1 day ago
THINK THEO

It happens when you least expect it. GRIEF.

When I attend a book event or tell someone about my book, I’m prepared. I know the story, and I’m able to share it with others. My hope is that the light from my parent’s lives outshines the darkness in the way they died.

With traumatic loss, there is always a looming darkness that you carry with you. It’s how grief snuck in.

Heavy.
Dark.
Sudden.
Snatched up.
Disappeared.
Ugly.
Taken.
Gone.
Forever.

Recently, on a routine doctor visit, I was asked to complete some medical forms that needed updating. I had no clue that the darkness of grief was about to grab me.

The ‘Medical History’ asked if my father and mother were deceased, their age, and cause of death.

I like to complete these forms quickly , so I wrote fast without even thinking. After I had written it on the page, I sat there just staring at it.
This is my reality. This.

Having only one sister, I took a picture of the form and sent it to her.

My text: “I sure feel sorry for the person who is going to type this in.”

She called me.

We both started laughing hysterically. We couldn’t stop laughing. We agreed that if Momma or Daddy had read this, they would be laughing too.

“Can you imagine their face typing this in the computer?” 🤣
“I hope it isn’t someone’s first day!”😂

I’m sure the people in the waiting room around me were thinking I had lost my mind.

We were laughing to keep ourselves sane.
We were laughing because that is what our mind was doing to protect us.
We were laughing because the alternative was to scream.

My parents lived extraordinary lives and died in extraordinary ways.

It happens when you least expect it.
GRIEF.
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It happens when you least expect it. GRIEF.

When I attend a book event or tell someone about my book, I’m prepared. I know the story, and I’m able to share it with others. My hope is that the light from my parent’s lives outshines the darkness in the way they died.

With traumatic loss, there is always a looming darkness that you carry with you.  It’s how grief snuck in.  

Heavy. 
Dark. 
Sudden. 
Snatched up. 
Disappeared. 
Ugly.
Taken.
Gone.
Forever.

Recently, on a routine doctor visit, I was asked to complete some medical forms that needed updating.  I had no clue that the darkness of grief was about to grab me.

The ‘Medical History’ asked if my father and mother were deceased, their age, and cause of death. 

I like to complete these forms quickly , so I wrote fast without even thinking. After I had written it on the page, I sat there just staring at it. 
This is my reality.   This. 

Having only one sister, I took a picture of the form and sent it to her.  

My text: “I sure feel sorry for the person who is going to type this in.” 

She called me.  

We both started laughing hysterically.  We couldn’t stop laughing. We agreed that if Momma or Daddy had read this, they would be laughing too.  

“Can you imagine their face typing this in the computer?”  🤣
“I hope it isn’t someone’s first day!”😂

I’m sure the people in the waiting room around me were thinking I had lost my mind. 

We were laughing to keep ourselves sane. 
We were laughing because that is what our mind was doing to protect us. 
We were laughing because the alternative was to scream.

My parents lived extraordinary lives and died in extraordinary ways. 

It happens when you least expect it. 
GRIEF.

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Your last sentence is so true!! Nanny & Joe Bob were extraordinary people..I’m so sorry Theo. I love you.

My mom passed from suicide at 44 and Dad from heart disease at age 60. My family knows how short life can be. Laugh every chance you can get and live your life. I know your story and feel you are a strong person. I love that you wrote a book and read your posts often. Hugs!

I’m so glad y’all have each other and could laugh 💖

I recently filled out a Dr intake form and it ask how many children I have with the question living or deceased. That was first to put on paper , sometimes we still skirt around the question when it comes up in conversation with new people. Our new reality.

It sure does!!!

I never met my biological father and he died at the age of 64 and my mom is ill and she isn't even 70. Going to miss her when she passes.

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2 days ago
THINK THEO

Are you more likely to
rewatch a movie
or
reread a book?
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For me - both if they’re good! 😊

Rewatch a movie. While I can reread a book and it be completely new to me, I enjoy rewatching movies.

Mostly movie. I’ve reread very few books (honestly, I don’t know if I’ve ever re read a book actually).

I do not care for TV and am not “a reader”… but I know in my heart I will be rereading your book.

Movie.

Depends on the amount of time available. I've certainly read a book several tes over because I haven't wanted to be done with the characters . I have also watched some movies multiple times, ie , Night of the Lonely Hunter, Bird Cage, Unsinkable Molly Brown,Fried Green Tomatoes .

Depends. Both if they are good. I'd rather read Little Women or My Antonia again than watch the movies.

Rewatch

Both

A book for me.

Both 😃

Movie

?????

Either.

Book 📕

Rewatch

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3 days ago
THINK THEO

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Amen 👌🙏🙏

Amen 🙏

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