As widows our lives are difficult, more difficult then a lot of people know. There is an abiding sense of anxiety, that is understandable but not always easy to talk about.
We are challenged to recreate our lives as we moved from wife to widow. It’s a hard journey and we resist looking at our lives with emotional honesty. I think its because we want to avoid more pain. Yet, it’s when we face the darkness that we can at last see the light.
Can you reach within yourself for enough clarity and strength to rebalance yourself? The only real failure is if we fail to grow from what we go through.
The most important thing to remember during this time is to fix your eyes on the things that you still have to be grateful for.
The challenge to live a life without our loved one is strong. It takes everything we have just to get out of bed so deep thinking doesn’t come easy. But there will come a time in our grieving when we raise to this challenge and start thinking about who we are capable of being.
That is what awaits us – the chance to be all that we can be.