Finding Love after Loss…

A lot has happened in the course of the 14 months since my husband's passing.  Who knew life could be so different at the start of this new journey that I definitely did NOT want to embark on at the start!  There are some hurts in life that we all just wish we had never... Continue Reading →

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After Death Etiquette…

What an odd thing to write about!  Before November 13, 2017, no one could have convinced me I'd be writing at all, let alone about what to do after someone dies.  But, here I am.  Oddly enough, 2 weeks before my Beloved died, we stood together in a cold hospital room with a friend who... Continue Reading →

Why I Didn’t Do “It”…

I’ve had it on my heart to talk about loss, depression, and suicide for some time but have been waiting for the “right” time. Christmas is approaching. The holidays are well under way with lights and festive music and parties happening all around. Yet many are not in the festive mood. Reasons vary. But the... Continue Reading →

Okay Being Not Okay…

I suppose one of the more difficult challenges to openly grieving and doing my life, is the pressure to be okay when I may not be okay.  And, the truth is, I really am, as a whole, doing great for the place in life I am in.  But, there are times I am not okay. ... Continue Reading →

Finding Freedom in Moving Forward…

I did it!  I changed my profile picture on Facebook last night.  And, I'm kind of freaking out!!  I would say that to most people, it's a completely mundane occurrence and not one that would warrant that type of response.  That is, until you're widowed. At first, I rejected the very idea that I EVER... Continue Reading →

8 Months…

That's a hard title to write.  And, it's even harder to put words to the place I'm at right now.  One thing is certain...no one at 8 months is dealing with their loss the same way.  It has become more apparent than ever that there is NO right or wrong way to handle grief and... Continue Reading →

Gaining and Applying Wisdom…

I heard a person comment the other day on being impressed with an individual they had observed that had overcome many obstacles in life and seemed to have learned how to navigate well, despite them.  They lamented that they hadn't known how to do that when they were in the prime of life and how... Continue Reading →

Chasing “Good”…

My birthday was yesterday.  The first one since Clint's passing and the first one without him in 25 years!  I actually navigated it quite well and I think I have some people to thank for praying for me 😉 I’ve been contemplating the “good life” lately.  What is that?  Many people say so many encouraging... Continue Reading →

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