The danger in books and articles about balance is that they can make you feel bad about yourself. You pick up yet another self-help article and you think, “If she can do, why can’t I?”
If there is one thing I know for sure, it’s that grieving and healing is hard. It’s a simple fact, even though we are the generation of strong women who are suppose to have it all together, we don’t have all the answers.
I’m writing this from my heart as the holidays can add to our unrealistic expectations. If you’re a widow just starting your journey you may have read about what to expect, but it also helps to look inside for your balance.
With our husbands death we lost our title of “wife” and gained the title of “widow”. Beyond our titles, widows form a web of friendship and understanding that leads to a future of hope.
We support and sustain one another by telling our truths, sharing our laughter and honoring our tears.
So from one widow to another – I wish you a Happy New Year 2014