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New Beginnings!

What is you’re feeling about coming into a New Year?  For the most part, I look forward to the new year.  In reflecting in the past, my reflections are based on the previous year as to how that went.  If it was a good year, I would think on what happened and how I handled…

Transition to a Different Life!

This may be your first or second Christmas without your spouse.  You may be wondering how or why I would suggest newness in your life when this time of year may be so difficult.  As we walk step by step into our new journey, we will learn how to take a step at a time. …

Blessings during the tough times?

Over the weekend I was listening to background music as I was relaxing.  I was thinking of how God has blessed me over the years even through tough times.  I have listened to widows during their early years of widowhood on wanting to know how they will get through the early part of this journey. …

Precious Memories

An older quote of Snoopy said, ‘To always hold on to the beautiful memories Snoopy’.  Its ok to cry sometimes.  Take solace in knowing that who we have lost will forever live on in our hearts.  Sometimes memories sneak out of my eyes and fall down my checks. That is just so true.  Even though…

Changing Friendships….

When I reflect on the friendships I had when Dan died along with those I had met over the years, it seems they belong in categories.  Just thinking about this, it brings back good, bad and some sad memories.  However, I wanted to reflect on this as we need to take a look at those…

Talking to our adult children after a loss!

We certainly grieve differently as a spouse than our children who have lost their dad. It seems in the beginning of our loss; we all grieve differently and often neglect or forget to check to see how our adult children are doing.  Perhaps, we assume that they will let us know how they are doing. …

What directs your choices in your journey in life?

It is so easy to let things like fear, difficulty and trouble in our lives to direct us on how we handle what we are going through.  We often think we are not going to make it through this journey.  Depending on how low we are, may depend on if we make it through or…

What’s my next step?

It seems we certainly remember going a lot of places when we were married with our spouse don’t, we?  Now that we are alone, in the beginning, it is just easier to stay home than go out alone.  There comes a time when we need to take that next step. Over time, we will be…

What to expect of your new life?

Oh, how life seems to be changing since the beginning of Covid 19 from a couple of years ago! It seems like many lives have changed regardless if they have become widowed or not.  Life certainly changes a lot with becoming widowed and we seem to feel so alone!  With that been said, our lives…

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