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IT'S WEIRD, but ONE MORE MINUTE.

On June 2nd, 2006, my first wife, Melinda, committed suicide. It's weird in the fact that I reflect on where I was then compared to where I am today. I am out of a wheelchair and not using crutches, I got remarried to another wonderful, beautiful woman and I have 3 great kids and one mediocre one. I am very blessed, but would love to spend one more minute with Melinda.

 

My faith in God has deepened and grown since Melinda's death. The biggest lesson I have learned since that awful day is this: Melinda's death had ABSOLUTELY nothing to do with me, it was between Melinda and God.

 

The juxtaposition of these two pictures is heartbreaking;

 

 

 

 

I have produced many video tributes to Melinda which I put on my YouTube page.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2001

 

Throwback pictures from 1988;

 

 

 

This is the actual butterfly I write about in my book;

 

 

I will always love the city of Memphis, Tennessee.

 

 

 

The best BBQ was in our neighborhood

 

 

Melinda worked the line at FedEx briefly in 2002 and 2003. Her boss gave us a wedding present in the form of a donation to the Mid-South MS Society.

 

 08/24/2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Heisman in the West Des Moines apartment 1989

2005

2005

 

 

We bought our wedding rings at this pawn shop (kinda romantic, eh?) The price scrawled on the back was $53.53

 

 

 

 

A Tear-Stained Letter; Surviving multiple sclerosis and my wife's suicide


 

 

 

Memphis in May poster 2006 

 

 

 

 

This is just another way or saying: Don't choose a permanent solution to a temporary problem.