What Not To Say To Grievers

It can be nerve-wracking trying to say the “right thing” and many times the very things that people think will comfort us instead only end up hurting us. Let’s look at some hurtful things that people say with good intentions. … Read More

The Empty Chair

Last night I went to my nieces wedding. It’s been eleven years since Donnie’s death and you would think that I would be used to that empty chair across from me – but I’m not and I don’t think I … Read More

Widows – What Is Your Attitude

How are you progressing in your grief journey? Some widows think they will be happy when they sell the house, when they get more money or when the kids grow up etc. but happiness isn’t somewhere in your future. Your … Read More

Planting a Memorial Tree

There are many different ways to remember our loved ones. Planting a tree is just one of many suggestions. This type of memorial can mean a lot to you and family members when dealing with a recent loss by watching … Read More

My Monument for The Gravesite

Two months after Donnie’s death I did our monument. I put our wedding date and picture on it, and had it inscribed with “Charlie Brown and Snoopy Forever”. In the back it has the Serenity Prayer and I believe the … Read More

A Widow and Her Dream Crushers

Often, without even realizing it, our friends and families make us feel powerless to change. We are met with comments like “you can’t do that” or “you can’t afford that” or “you’re too old, young etc.” They may be well … Read More

What Are Widows Afraid Of?

Death results in fears of all kinds. Some fears you didn’t know you would ever feel. Some are old fears you’ve had most of your life but had been successfully denying up to now. A little fear can be motivating, … Read More

Love me now …

People come to the funerals of those they haven’t seen or spoken to in years. Why is that when the person would have enjoyed friendship during their healthy days and appreciated their visits even more when they were sick? • … Read More

Handbook for Grievers

Years ago my life changed dramatically when my husband died at the age of fifty-three. I needed to trust what my inner voice was telling me, but I just wasn’t listening. I began to learn (I’m a very slow learner) … Read More

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