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
Do you ever get so worked up about rebuilding life as a widow, a senior one at that, and you cannot hear yourself think? Am I the only one? When everything becomes so much mumbo jumbo in your head, you want to grab your dammit doll and split its seams wide open? The Dammit Doll is still holding together. Truth is, he's my second one in four years. A close friend gifted … [Read more...] about Rebuilding Life as a Widow
Intellectually, I could not imagine that almost four years after my husband's unexpected death that a visit to a long put off "close his bank account" could trigger the horrendous rush of feelings. Some of my worst grief triggers come up suddenly. Most of my triggers over these last years are from incredible memories triggered by a movie or a song. These kinds of flashbacks … [Read more...] about What Are Your Worst Grief Triggers ?
After my husband died, I wondered, how can I trust God day by day? Over time, I learned to trust God with my finances, and that took years. However, that realization helped me to trust God with my ability to tithe. More than that, I let go of my husband's "need" for bigger and better toys. Over the years, I trusted God with family issues. Most of us may stop talking with a … [Read more...] about Why Should I Trust God Day By Day as a Widow?