To new widows life is dark and there seems little hope, it feels as if we are lost and can’t find our way.
Having lived in that darkness for a while, I decided one day that it was time to find a light so I could start travelling a new path. Usually this light will come from books, articles or bits of advice. At times it came from someone who made the extraordinary effort of getting involved in my life.
Help from others was not easy as most of the time I chased help away and made myself difficult to reach. Experience has taught me that I should not ignore help. As difficult as my grief was, I had to try to find some light. I started to pick up a bit of information here and there, before I knew it some wisdom broke through the darkness and lead me by the hand towards the daylight.
Hopefully each of us will eventually face up to the task of finding our way to daylight. Which way will you take? Will you search on your own or seek guidance from books or ask for help from a friend, support group or counselor?
If your first attempt fails, will you have the courage to try again? I hope so