Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Welcome Diane Blood (Mrs. Stephen Blood)

"What I fought for was to get the rest of my life back and make decisions as I go along, but I severely doubt if I will have any more."
--Diane Blood

Good Mourning Widows. Joy to you and me!

Today we welcome famous widow Diane Blood wife of famous husband Stephen Blood to our joy-ous club. The club nobody wants to joy-n.

In February 2003, Diane Blood fought and won the right to have her partner legally recognized as the father of her children.

"Diane Blood is a freelance advertising executive. "

Stephen came down with meningitis and lapsed into a coma before he could sign and give Diane permission to start a family with his sperm.

"June 27,1998, Diane announced her pregnancy."
"December 11, 1998, she gave birth to son, Liam, weighing in at 5 lbs. 3 oz."
"July 17, 2002, she gave birth to a second son, Joel Michael."

Diane labels her accomplishment as, "A victory for common sense and justice."

One would have to agree on that.

Mourning Joy:

Q: What kind of soda must you not drink?

A: Baking soda.

Mourning Quote:

"We women learn at last...that the one gift in our treasure house is If we cannot give it, if no one looks into our eyes and asks our gift...we may indeed collect ourselves and offer our second best to the world, and the world may applaud. But the vital principle is gone from our lives."
--Ruth Benedict

After we remember Him, fingerhug your pen. Open that JOY-nal. Write something. Go ahead. I dare you.

Have a joy-filled day Widows. And remember, we're not alone.


1 comment:

  1. Gee. Isn't the world something? These days a woman can become a widow even BEFORE her children are conceived. That makes my head spin. :)

    Thanks, Linda. You always have something thought-provoking here.

    Suzanne Lieurance
    The Working Writer's Coach


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