Widowhood is moving forward, then falling backward. Many times. I didn't see any progress my first year as a widow until I looked back. That's how it was for me. (Reading time 2 min 30 sec) My husband died suddenly, unexpectedly, almost five years ago. After close to a month in the hospital, I was in shock. I felt numb, with little emotion. Widowhood Year One in Black … [Read more...] about Widowhood Is Moving Forward, Then Falling Backward
Widowhood timing is all up to God, of course. For me, the widowhood season includes staying connected with friends I've made along my way, building a new house, and finding someone who adds an extraordinary, new dimension to my life. I continue to see my faith strengthened in so many ways. Each of us in the widowhood season has a different path. In the last four years, I've … [Read more...] about Widowhood Timing is All Up to God
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?