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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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  1. Janet LaMonica
    March 1st, 2019 at 18:46 | #1

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

  2. Linda P. Howard
    March 1st, 2019 at 19:15 | #2

    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
    March 1st, 2019 at 19:15 | #3

    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
    March 1st, 2019 at 19:27 | #4

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

  5. Rhonda Frazier
    March 1st, 2019 at 20:04 | #5

    I wish you much happiness in your next chapter!

  6. Gemma
    March 2nd, 2019 at 12:58 | #6

    You LOOK transformed! Go, Rosie, Go!

  7. Dale Wolicki
    March 2nd, 2019 at 14:31 | #7

    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.

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