The Struggle With Moving Forward

The Struggle With Moving Forward

*This blog post originally appeared on the Hope for Widows website. I’ve been told it won’t happen…can’t happen. But it’s already started. I’m forgetting my husband. Don’t get me wrong. Our love will always be something that I cherish for the rest of life. Our...
Five Lessons Slime Taught Me About Grief

Five Lessons Slime Taught Me About Grief

At a fair this weekend, a well-intentioned vendor gave my kiddo a package of orange slime. She couldn’t contain herself and demanded we return home so she could play with it the way she’d been instructed: on the kitchen table. What started off as fun at the table soon...
Claim Your Joy Despite Widowhood

Claim Your Joy Despite Widowhood

As I stood at my husband’s grave looking down at his headstone, I noticed the date of his death. I have survived 68 months. On Day 1, I never imagined Month 1 let alone Year 1. I never thought I would ever get to a place where the pain of his death didn’t leave me...
To The Widow Whose Husband is Alive

To The Widow Whose Husband is Alive

I know you wavered in your decision to hit “Join”. In your heart, you felt you’d lost the man you married but would anyone else? Would the ladies in the group who planned a funeral or a memorial service understand that although you didn’t have to wear a black dress as...