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
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?
It never occurred to me I could move forward as a widow. But I discovered with my holistic and chakra healer; I use the Move Forward as a Widow with How You Know it’s Time to Get Off the Toilet Intuition. Or I just know how and when. Without a map for any of us widowed, women and men, the reality is it's up to us to invent our map. Have you ever had non-widow friends, … [Read more...] about Move Forward as a Widow with How You Know it’s Time to Get Off the Toilet Intuition