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  • I am not gonna tell you today what I learned in life.

  • Today, I am gonna try to tell you what I learned in death.

  • One year and 13 days ago, I lost my husband, Dave.

  • His death was sudden and unexpected.

  • Dave's death changed me in very profound ways.

  • I learned about the depths of sadness and the brutality of loss.

  • But I also learned that when life sucks you under, you can kick against the bottom, find the surface, and breathe again.

  • So ten days after Dave died, my kids went back to school and I went back to work.

  • I remember sitting in my first Facebook meeting in a total haze.

  • Thinking: "What is everyone talking about and how could this possibly matter?"

  • And then I got drawn into the conversation and for a second, the briefest of all second, I forgot about death.

  • That second helped me see that there were other things in my life that were not awful.

  • My children and I were healthy.

  • My friends and family, some of them are with me today, were carrying us, quite literally.

  • I am sharing this with you today in the hopes that on this day in your life, with all the momentum and the joy, you can learn in life the lessons I only learned in death.

  • Lessons about hope, about strength, and about the light within us that will not be extinguished.

  • It is the greatest irony of my life that losing my husband helped me find deeper gratitude.

I am not gonna tell you today what I learned in life.

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