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Today’s guest is a first for the podcast, Ashley is our first gold star family on the podcast.  She shares a powerful story about moving past losing her husband to a diving accident and what life was like on the other side. 

This is a hard episode to listen to and got me in tears a few times as I reflected on her kids never getting to hug dad anymore. 

Let this episode be a reminder to what we have and what we leave behind if we did take our own life or if we don’t come home and be the dad and husbands our family needs.

On this episode we talked about:

  • Advice about coming home after deployment
  • Simple things that her kids love
  • Losing a spouse while 6 months pregnant and two young kids
  • Doing live without a bucket list and moto of “just live”
  • Choosing experiences for memories as she travels Europe visiting 7 countries in two months.
  • How she has chosen to share and memorialize his life so her kids know some sense of who dad was.
  • Ways to help remember dad so the kids have a way to connect and honor the person they don’t get to hug anymore.
  • How the Bugge legacy will live on through her kids and by teaching her kids how he lived his live life, they will have a way to connect to his memories in the future. 

How to connect with guest

Website > https://www.ashleybugge.com/

Facebook > https://www.facebook.com/ashleybuggexo

Instagram > https://www.instagram.com/ashley.bugge/


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