Widows and widowers can integrate facts, feelings, and faith to strengthen us in our widowhood season. This is a 3 minutes 43 second read and then please, let us hear from you. Widows and widowers can integrate the facts, feelings, and faith to strengthen us in our widowhood season. Part of my working career was as a corporate trainer and speaker. My first speaker's bureau … [Read more...] about Widows and widowers can integrate facts, feelings, and faith and strengthen ourselves
Can we make any sense of the widowhood season? I ask God to please continue to show me He is with me in this season. Not that He ever leaves me! It's more like after my morning scripture meditation, and then it's usually not until evening, I return to understand something more His book has to say. These days I'm rarely on Facebook. However, I find answers and share my … [Read more...] about Can we make any sense of the widowhood season?
Let's be praying for widows and widowers on National Prayer Day. And every day. I know some of you do pray. I know some of you question, is there a God? Heck, my husband was agnostic until he knew he was going to die. But May seems to be an excellent month for those of us grieving, for however long that lasts and to whatever degree of pain, our husband or wife. Here … [Read more...] about Praying for Widows and Widowers on National Prayer Day
In Job 1:21, the bible says, (and this also can apply to dating) "He gives and takes away." Job suffered unexpected disasters - his 10 children died, and his entire estate vanished. All of this in one day! But unlike Satan predicted, Job never cursed God. I do not claim to be one iota like Job. Not even close. In the 10 months my dad, husband, and mom died, I recall that I … [Read more...] about Even in Dating He Gives and Takes Away
Why is there No Map for Our Grief? When my husband died, I wanted to find or have someone tell me what to do. Someone, please give me a map for grief, if you find one. First of all, there is no map for grief. The mechanics of changing names on accounts, planning the service, getting copies of the death certificate, and a never-ending stream of first action items are … [Read more...] about There is No Map for Grief
Epic thoughts on making widowhood dating easier, or bearable, and just darn possible probably come about like many things in life: all experience. Find out in this 3-minutes 30-second read. It must be my husband Marty honestly spoiled me in the 47 years we were blessed in our marriage. Inside the life of our marriage, I felt it was typical with high points, low points, and … [Read more...] about Epic Thoughts on Making Widowhood Dating Easier
Dating realities in my widowhood. I blame my dating realities on my husband; God rest his soul. While I don't recall the exact date he asked me some of the following questions, I clearly remember the conversation. My one-hour-long first date can be summed up in this 5 minute and 34 seconds read. As a usual morning might be for us, I stepped into his office to ask him, … [Read more...] about Dating Realities in My Widowhood
Thank you to my husband's cousin Barry for contributing to how we grow on our own as widows and widowers. Take your time through this 3-minute read. And, then please comment to Barry how it might ring true, or not, for you? How Do We Grow On Our Own as Widows & Widowers? So, all is done the Funeral Services are completed and your sitting alone, thinking, “what’s next, … [Read more...] about How Do We Grow On Our Own as Widows & Widowers?
A widow's faith or fear - where's the focus? If you know me at all, you recognize I want to use another f word. However, in my usual praying to God, "what is next up in my blog posts, Jesus?" I heard this still, gentle, soft voice say - not that F word. Thank you, God. After all, I'm a sassy, savvy widow now. No need for such language. Today anyway. "Faith and fear both … [Read more...] about A Widow’s Faith or Fear – Where’s the Focus?