101: "When It Was Over" by Sara Groves.
102: "We Build" by Nichole Nordeman.
103: For over eight years Mr. Wonderful and I have been each other's place to feel safe and calm amidst the storm.
104: The fact that Mr. Wonderful allowed me to be there for him.
105: The fact that we no longer have to worry about our relationship during this time of impenetrable sadness.
106: The wise and wonderful words of Cary Tennis: "Do what you have to do, but nothing else. Rest."
107: The "Tiny Revolutions" epiphanies from Sugar (at The Rumpus). I needed the encouragement.
108: Grateful that such a wonderful woman was the head of Mr. Wonderful's family.
109: Humbled by the time I spent with his mother, as well as by her untimely death.
110: The lessons contained in Annie Lake's "We are Very Good at Planning to Live, but Not Very Good at Living."
111: Things with Mr. Wonderful have gotten progressively better as of late, for which I am eternally grateful
112: This Is Not The Story You Think It Is -- it helped me view this as about Mr. Wonderful's crisis, not deficiencies in our relationship, and taught me the importance of not suffering and creating my own happiness.
113: Heartwounds, which gave me insight into and empathy for what he's been going through on a grief/trauma level.
114: How to Improve Your Marriage Without Talking About It, which revealed to me how things came unraveled in the spring
115: My friends, who held me when I couldn't stand, wiped my tears and took care of me when I was too upset to do so myself.
116: Who were right there beside me, along with my friends.
117: The beautiful memorial service for Mr. Wonderful's mom.
118: Awaking to a feeling of peace.
119: The humbling story in "Ten Angry Boys" column by Sugar (at The Rumpus).
120: Finding the peace and freedom that comes with not judging myself through someone else's eyes.
121: My favorite comedian joining Twitter...
122: The pain of the last few months is really just as well; I found myself.
123: The realization that "the future happens one day at a time" and that everything -- EVERYTHING -- takes time.
124: Hannah Stephenson's beautiful "A.S.A.P." poem.
125: A wonderful few hours with Mr. Wonderful.
126: Grateful for the books that have gotten me through the last 8 months and humbled by the wisdom contained therein.
127: The ever hilarious Feminist Ryan Gosling.
128: The new Ryan Adams album, Ashes and Fire.
129: An inspiring Day in the Life episode featuring ballet dancer Misty Copeland.
130: Having lived in 2 of the top 10 food and wine destinations and having visited 7 others.
131: Support from an unexpected place: a church class, where I went to learn.
132: Support from a second unexpected place: educational reinforcements.
133: Time with Mr. Wonderful, which turned out to be very, very sweet and romantic.
134: A call from Mr. Wonderful while at work, which hadn't happened since May.
135: Another call from Mr. Wonderful while at work, proving that Tuesday wasn't a coincidence.
136: More work completed on my book. Hooray!
137: Something fun to do four nights in a row.
138: A family member far away who told me last night that he missed me. Heartbreaking.
139: A ong call with my sister-in-law, who I rarely get a chance to catch up with.
140: A touching story about recognizing beauty in messes from a woman in my church class.
141: An amazing column entitled "The Human Scale" by Sugar (at The Rumpus). I'm still amazed by it...
142: The realization that, in the words of Alec Baldwin, I don't have to overact. I can let the roles in my life come naturally...
143: A fantastic dinner with a close friend and her precious, 4-month-old daughter.
144: An even more fantastic dinner with Mr. Wonderful at a restaurant we love and have historically frequented.
145: An absolutely amazing and peaceful trip to a nearby park and river with Mr. Wonderful.
146: The opportunity to spend far more time with Mr. Wonderful than I had since May.
147: A great church service.
148: Listening to Tony Bennett and remembering my grandfather...
149: The first good teaching night of the year with my girls (last night).
150: Continuing to be engaged by Mr. Wonderful in the heavy matters with which he's dealing...
The recap of reasons 51 - 100 can be found here.
Thanks again for your support during this,