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Teenage years filled with fun and teen drama
Courting; romance; marriage.
Raising kids—cheering at Little League games.
Proud mother of three sons,
And then they are gone—pursuing their own dreams.

Empty nesters now.
New career to fill the empty spaces.
Time now for vacations and golf trips
And good friends.

Almost 60 years of a loving relationship.
Then time takes it’s inevitable toll.
Frailty, illness and finally loss.
Mourning, adjusting (but not really)
Trying to move on.

And then, just when resignation sets in
There comes a spark.
Unexpected, unbidden
And life is good again.

Pat Dellisanti

Pat Dellisanti began her life in Long Island, New York, later moving to Phoenix, where she sold real estate.

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