My LO for "Imperfect Life" challenge from Tara. (I scanned the photo in and inset a small headshot of my children's father in the upper right hand corner). Journaling is hidden - and reads: Life does go on. Even when you think it wonít. Thatís how I felt on the night (7/24/78) the state trooper came to our door to tell me you had died. I felt like my heart had been torn in half. I donít remember much about the next couple of weeks, except that awful empty feeling. If it hadnít been for these two girls (and our son on the way), I donít know if I could have gone on without you in my life. You always told me I needed to be stronger - I am now. You always said I need to be more dependent on my abilities - I am now. This picture of the children and me was made the first Motherís Day that we were without you. How my heart breaks that you never got to meet our son. Our children are grown now, with children of their own. I married a wonderful man, who has been a great Daddy to our children. It doesnít seem possible that itís been 29 years, yet it has. During these 29 years, I have always had moments that I wished you could be here -- like the first day of school, baptisms, graduations, weddings, and the births of our grandchildren. In my heart, I believe that you were here, and I know that you would be proud of the adults that our children have become.