About KatieP

Embracing my midlife sexy while exploring modern love & relationships • Devoted to all things beautiful • Master of Arts in creative writing & non-fiction writing

21 thoughts on “Love in the face of impossible odds

  1. The magazine has had a great loss.

    Ouch, that still hurt a little reading that but I’m so glad you have a wonderful man to share your life with. Big kisses to you Duckfish although Katie will most probably take those kisses further ;).

    Love to you both. xxx

  2. Wow. What a powerful story, Katie. And proof that the only rules that are guaranteed to apply are our own. I’m so sorry for your tragic loss, but so heartened and happy for you that you found a love that helped you through it and has given you so much.

    Thank you for sharing your story.

  3. This gave me chills and a lump in my throat. Such a moving story – I’m glad you chose to show it here in all its glory instead of letting a magazine water it down.

    1. Thanks Ellie — in the end I just couldn’t let go of how I wanted to tell my story. That’s the beauty of blogging — uncensored and raw.

  4. such a powerful story! I am so glad you didn’t let it be published in an edited form, that would have been a disservice to the reader and to you as well.

    Thank you for sharing.

  5. Thank you for sharing such a heart-felt story Katie. Your words brought this story to life for me…I felt all your heartache and joy as well. 🙂 As I’m preparing for a program I’m running that starts very soon, I was writing about the very thing you said at the end…..that having a life and being fully embodied in this life means experiencing times of pain and times of no pain…..that is to experience life fully.

    Thank you for sharing this truly inspiring story……..

  6. So glad you fought to keep this piece in your voice, even if it meant not being published in a magazine. It’s your story, yours!

  7. Wow. Such a powerful story. I agree that sometimes love is meant to be despite of the traumatic events. I remember my love holding me when my dad died. And yes… intense pleasure, intense pain… I so get it.

    1. Thanks Robyn — I think holding someone while they are in pain is one of the main functions of love. We are blessed when we have someone to do that for us.

  8. grrrrr, bloody myopic editors!

    don’t stop submitting though… your message is universal and deserves the widest audience.

    Happy new year 🙂

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