Growing with Grief

It’s been 2 years. 2 years since I lost the love of my life suddenly, violently, and left alone to bear a child just 3 weeks later. 2 years. It so often feels like a lifetime ago. But just as often feels like yesterday. These days I laugh a lot more. These days I feel

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Beginning Again

3o months ago I began a journey that finally comes to a close tomorrow. On the eve of May 6th, 2013, I prepared myself to enter into a room full of people I had never met, to embark on a new path and career. I was excited and anxious to start working on my Masters

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Tomorrow is Never Promised

Tears cry out from the city again tonight as another senseless murder has taken place. A story that strikes so close to my wounded heart. A young faith-filled husband and father left his home yesterday morning to go to the gym, similar to the daily workout routine Nate once had. He left his pregnant wife

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My Victim Impact Statement

Your Honor, I am Jennifer Ann Trapuzzano, the widow of Nathan Benjamin Trapuzzano, and mother to his only child, Cecilia Marie Trapuzzano. I stand before you today representing the multitude of lives that have been effected due to the events of April 1st, 2014. On that day, we lost a wonderful man who was a

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The pain of a broken heart and the other losses it brings

The past 4 weeks I have been kept momentously busy doing my cardiology rotation for PA school. This rotation hit home too often to count. Since I have joined the sisterhood of widows, I have gained many truly wonderful friends who lost their husbands suddenly due to a heart condition. As I treated those patients

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Wish You Were Here

My darling, I miss you so much. Do you know it’s been 404 days since I last saw you last? It feels like forever. Remember how we used to count down the days until we’d see each other again? How every day forward brought us another day closer? Now I just feel so far away

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Love Like Nate

“Every morning I still wake up and the first thing I want to do is see your face.” I have so much to say, and yet so little. My mind feels so far away today. I’ve been told today will be worse than tomorrow. It’s difficult to tell. I’ve dreaded this week, dragged my feet

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Senate Bill 279

First I want to thank you all for the overwhelming support that has flooded our way since the announcement of this bill this past week. So many of you have come forward asking what you can do to help it get passed. This means so much. I would like to share a few of my

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Baby Steps at age 25

I have learned that being a mother comes with so many blessings. One of which is just the simple fact of getting to watch new life grow from a tiny infant babe into a giggling, crawling, little girl. I get to see my daughter take in the world around her, laugh at new sounds, stare

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To: You, From: Me

As 2014 ended and the New Year began, I’ve found myself unsure of how to feel. Many uncertainties plague my mind while the thoughts of what was and what would have been wrestle with what really is. 2014 looked far different when I looked ahead than it does now as I look past. This year

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