I changed two things in my blog bio yesterday. First, rather than saying The Truth About Death would be published in April 2012, it now says the book was published. Hurrah!
Also, I removed “widow” as one of the many words to describe myself. A widow is “a woman whose spouse has died and who has not remarried.” I’m married, in fact, today is the first anniversary for David and me. We didn’t tell anyone, other than Emilio (who so far is showing amazing skills at secret-keeping) for a long time, for a number of reasons. We were planning to get married someday, in fact felt married, but found out last April we needed to be married by June 15 when David was also leaving his job in order for me to get on his health insurance. The “domestic partner” provision we’d thought would cover us is only for same sex couples. So, we got married in a hurry and decided to keep it to ourselves, mostly because we were too busy in the whirlwind of winding down our jobs and in our family lives to make a big deal out of getting married.
We started telling our children, our families, and our friends, about two months ago. Now we’re telling everyone. Happy Anniversary!