This title may seem somewhat unusual for a new widow or anyone who is grieving. However, life does seem to be about us at the time and it probably should! While we often reflect on others and why they are not helping us at the time, we tend to forget how little we may haveContinue reading “Giving & Receiving while Grieving”
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Uncertainity – Hope- Grace
Where are you at in your journey of widowhood? If you are a fairly new widow, you are probable oblivious to what is going on outside around you. You are just trying to get through the day. There are so many uncertain things that come up on a regular basis! For me, making lists wasContinue reading “Uncertainity – Hope- Grace”
Making Choices or Decisions!
Making decisions isn’t always easy to do! Especially now that we are making decisions or choices on our own. The one we bounced things off of is no longer here to help make those choices. Many times, the decisions were easy and often times we had quite the discussion on what we should do! NowContinue reading “Making Choices or Decisions!”
Old Friends – New Friends
Life is ever changing, isn’t it? Sometimes change is easy and sometimes it is very difficult. Things change with family and friends we had prior to the loss of our spouse. If you are new to widowhood, please take this part slowly. More often than not, people who have never gone down this path, areContinue reading “Old Friends – New Friends”
Strength During Loneliness
Whether or not you are widowed, feeling alone or lonely is a natural emotion. It’s hard to separate our needs with what God has for us. Do we allow God to provide for us? Is He truly going to take care of all of our needs?! In 2 Kings 4, the story is of theContinue reading “Strength During Loneliness”
Grace and Mercy
You may be wondering what grace and mercy has to do with widowhood! This is probably one of the areas at the time of my loss, I never even thought about. At that time, I was only concerned about myself along with my kids. As a mother, knowing my kids were going through so muchContinue reading “Grace and Mercy”
Where am I and where is my hope?
Do you ever find yourself in a place where you know God promises to see you thru but you do not sense Him being nearby? You feel so alone that you wonder if God is even close by? How am I suppose to believe God is there each step of the way? There are soContinue reading “Where am I and where is my hope?”
What’s for today?
Do you ever wonder what today will bring, when you have gone through something so great in your life that you could not even imagine? Things would be so different if we wouldn’t have lost our spouse! We wish for yesterday which is gone…. We hope tomorrow will be a better day, but we haveContinue reading “What’s for today?”
ANTICIPATION OR EXPECTATIONS
For me, with spring around the corner, there is always the anticipation of warmer weather coming soon. There are many other things we tend to anticipate the first of each year. But, how do we do this in a positive manner when we have lost someone close to us. According to Webster Dictionary, there areContinue reading “ANTICIPATION OR EXPECTATIONS”
A Year of What If’s!
Christmas 2020 – A Year of What If’s! Oh, what a year it has been! It seems like I have brought that up several times this year. However, if you are someone who lost a spouse it has been even more difficult. Many of you were only able to have small groups at theContinue reading “A Year of What If’s!”