Grief Transformed My Health

When I was fifty, I joined a legion of widows, all of us declaring our grief and honoring our memories.

With my grief came the understanding and appreciation of my most important asset, my health. Gone for me, were the days of wanting “stuff”.   I focused now on family, friends and my health.  Eating more mindfully, doing the stairs when possible and letting myself do nothing, nothing at all (a big issue in my busy life).

It’s important to feel vibrant and charged up for the life you have in front of you.  As widows we have a hard time believing that every day offers a new chance to embrace the wonder of being alive.  Believe me, I understand.

Just for today, pay attention to the tiniest of things.  Focus on the life around you; blooming flowers and squirrels playing in the trees.

Widows can change themselves, too – blossom into a new life by believing in yourself.  The best step forward is the step towards less “stuff” and more health style changes.

This is your life and your worth the changes needed so don’t hold back.

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  1. Denise
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    I have stumbled upon your site through a Google search. Lord only knows why I decided to look for someone tonight.

    June 28th 2020 I received a phone call that crushed me. My husband who was in the hospital for an unrelated issue had died of heart failure.

    I am a widow. No longer Phillip’s wife. Fourty three years we have lived together and loved each other. We took our marriage serious and worked to keep it working.

    Now I have no idea where I begin and he ended. It was rare that we made any decisions without talking about it.

    He protected me, took care of me when I was sick, he became a better cook than I am. We truly were one in heart and spirit.

    As I sit here writting my tears begin again. I hate being without him! All of the sweetness is gone from living.

    My daughter comes over but only for a very short time and it is usually when I and cleaning and sorting. She doesn’t want to miss out on getting anything of her daddy’s. She was and is a daddy’s girl. Once she has what she came after she is gone again. No time to stay and help.

    Thank you for your time.❤

    • Mary Francis
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      Dear Denise. Please look over this site and get all the free resources that are available. Also, for a private place to share your grief and get support please request to join and answer all three security questions for “The Sisterhood of Widows – Private Group for Widows” on Facebook. There are currently over 2800 widows there that chat privately amongst themselves. Take care and be safe. Mary Francis

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