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Manufactured in the United States of America. Prologue
I realized that I had been in a fog on Easter Sunday of last year. It all seems so surreal now, but to understand me and the wake-up call that I received we have to back up to Good Friday of that same year.
I was out to dinner with my boyfriend and my son. We were out for the evening and headed to a play following dinner. We were having dinner at Morton's near the theatre district in San Francisco. This was a special occasion, and we were all enjoying ourselves. Then all of a sudden I grabbed my purse, looked at my phone and thought, "Corinne..."
I noticed it was about 5:46 pm on my cell phone as I looked around at my family and then around the restaurant. I felt compelled to excuse myself from the table and go call Corinne; however, I didn't know what I would say when she answered. The moment passed, I did nothing, and our evening went on as planned.
I found an excuse to call Corinne the next day. I left her a voicemail regarding business. I still felt silly telling her I was calling because I felt like she needed me.
Easter Sunday came and my boyfriend, Rob, took my son, Tyler, and I out for brunch. Rob and I got into a conversation about life insurance. I was concerned about something happening to him, especially since he owns his own business and that was Rob's and my sole source of income (I work for him). We continued the conversation as we drove to his office to unload some equipment after brunch.
Rob unloaded his suburban, Tyler played his Nintendo DS and I logged onto the computer to check my email. My life hasn't been the same since.
I received an email from Corinne stating that her husband, Drew, had been killed in an auto accident at approximately 5:45pm on Good Friday. I had to read the email over and over to comprehend what it said. I just couldn't believe it. As Rob passed by me, he stopped, looked at me funny and asked what was wrong. I told him about the email, but nothing more. Many thoughts ran through my mind over the next few days. I wondered, "Why Drew?" Corinne had the dream - she found the love of her life and was living the perfect picture that Hollywood portrays so well but seems to elude the rest of us. I began to really think about things, to analyze what I was doing and why. Did I really have what I wanted or was I just settling? Was there something more out there for me? Was there something else I was supposed to be doing with my life? I began thinking of all my old friends, wondering what they were up to and how I had wound up where I was. And thus, my awakening began.
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