Nancy Sharp: A Story of Second Chances
Huffington Post - about 4 years
June 17, 2006, was the day I left Manhattan and moved west to Colorado, with only my 5-year-old twins by my side.
"We're taking a great adventure," I told my daughter, Rebecca, and son, Casey, trying to amplify everyone's courage, my own included.
Only hours before, we'd said goodbye to family and friends and to the apartment on Manhattan's Upper West Side where the twins were born -- the apartment where we lived as a family of four with their father, Brett, and later, after his long battle with brain cancer ended, just the three of us.
Extreme life changes are rarely sudden, but this one came to me clear as the Denver skyline. I'd turned 40 in May and along with that milestone birthday came the end of a decade of caregiving and mourning and the beginning, or so I hoped, of a brighter future.
Why Denver? Well, my college roommate Julie Malek lived here, and each time I visited her and her family -- sometimes with Brett, sometimes on my own -- I felt a co
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