Friday, March 27, 2015

Trial period

If you've been paying attention, you've noticed that I have started posting on Tony's blog. I'm not sure it's a good idea, but I'm giving it a try. Mainly, because I know it helped him... and maybe it can also help me. He set out to tell his story, and that's not over yet... he'll just have to put up with my side of it!

His shoes are big ones to fill... and I know I'll never do that. I'm sure a lot of his readers won't be interested in my posts, but I have also realized that's okay. That's not what it's about, after all. I also know I'm not the writer that he was (even writing that "was" is hard), but I've certainly written enough in my life to be decent. Practice makes decent, in my case.

As I've mentioned before, at least for the time being, I am writing to Tony. It feels good to get my thoughts for him down in some concrete form.

If you are one of Tony's readers... thanks for sticking around. Please feel free to let me know how I am doing... good or bad!


  1. I continue to read these posts as I read Tony's. I hope they help you to slowly heal in some way in this very sad part of life.

  2. thanks for posting, i returned to the blog and read your posts,but wasn't sure about
    leaving a comment.
    as for filling Tony's shoes, wear your own (make them green ones) and im sure your posts will be fine.

  3. Thanks for continuing. I still remember coming across Tony's blog by accident. I was stunned that someone so young could end up with ALS. I'm from Ottawa, Ontario Canada ... we became big supporters of the ice bucket challenge.

  4. You are doing well with your writing and keeping up Tony's blog. I met his mom in a nail salon in Charlotte, and she gave me a green rubber bracelet with the blog address on it. I've followed it since. God bless you and the girls as you face life without Tony.

  5. You are doing so well, best thing to do is what feels right for you and your family and if this is helping and bringing some comfort and closeness to Tony then it is the exact right thing to do xxx Doranne