My New Life…

As of yesterday, my new life in the Midwest has begun. I’m now living in a bedroom (with a private bath) and there’s even space for Seabiscuit (my Prius C) in the garage. For the first time in a long time, I awakened this morning feeling only a deep settled peace and calm.

Sometimes, I wonder why I waited three years to get the heck out of Hampton Roads (Southeastern Virginia) where my husband ended his life, and now I realize, it took me three years to get the emotional resources and spiritual courage and financial wisdom to make such a draconian move.

After buying my little house in Suffolk 15 months ago, I frequently said that I’d remain there until I died – and I did just that. Subsequent to a “minor” surgical procedure, I died and was resuscitated (or as Dale says, “heaven sent you back!”).

After returning from heaven in September 2018, I sold off or gave away many long-cherished possessions, sold my new car back to the dealership and listed my house for sale. (On September 5, 2018, I died and had no vitals for 10+ minutes.)

Honestly, “dying” was the best thing that ever happened to me, and it gave me a new outlook on life. In fact, it continues to transform my life.

It’s my goal to write a book about the near-death experience.  After that, I’m not sure where life will take me, but I know – it’s going to be wonderful.

To see Rose’s talk on Saturday (in Williamsburg), click here.

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Leaving a rest stop in Virginia, I paused to snap a photo. My little car was loaded down with my worldly possessions.

Leaving a rest stop in Virginia, I paused to snap a photo. My little car was loaded down with my worldly possessions.

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Driving west on I-64, I encountered an ice storm at the Indiana border. Seabiscuit behaved well, but the driver was a little unnerved. And despite my massive organizational efforts - I forgot to pack an ice scraper!

Driving west on I-64, I encountered an ice storm at the Indiana border. Seabiscuit behaved well, but the driver was a little unnerved. And despite my massive organizational efforts - I forgot to pack an ice scraper!

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9 Comments

  1. Janet LaMonica

    So happy you made this decision. How is Teddy doing?

  2. Linda P. Howard

    Rosemary, I am so happy you have reached this point in your life. You deserve to live a happy life and I hope this move is the thing that helps you leave all that nastiness behind. It’s amazing that you had to die before you could begin to really live again!! All the best, my dear.

  3. Julianne Zimmer

    Wow!! I love your perspective on things. So inspiring!! I can’t wait to watch your rebirth!! What an awesome blessing God gives us to begin again. <3

  4. Thomas Jacobs

    Glad to hear that you’re doing well. Did you wave when you drove past Detroit?

  5. Rhonda Frazier

    I wish you much happiness in your next chapter!

  6. Gemma

    You LOOK transformed! Go, Rosie, Go!

  7. Dale Wolicki

    Are you sure I said that? That comment seems unusually inspirational to be attributed to me.

    Maybe you were still in recovery and a little over medicated but regardless…

    Heaven has reassigned you to a small Midwestern town where you will do good deeds and find happiness, and hopefully a moderately priced house that does not need a lot of repair.

  8. Lucy Cornett

    I have written to you before! I have not given up on finding your book about the Sears Alladin houses in Danville, VA. My husband and I lived for the first 7 years of our marriage in the lttle 5 room Aladdin Hampshire House pictured in your book.

  9. Jewel

    I’ve been fascinated by all your stories. I was connected to your site when I searched for Sears Roebuck Rock Face Block. The original town bank from early 1900’s is a Sears Rock Face Block Bldg which is part of our property. I’d love to find a cinder Block press. The second bank situated right across the street from ours was just had a SUV ram through it….the only excitem by in years for this tiny town (used to be a boom town of 3,500 now maybe 200).

    Im wondering if are other buildings are influenced by Sears. We own the first bank, the first drs house, drs office and corner store. Bless you and all the work you do

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