Can Widows Live Deliberately?

When we are grieving it’s hard to just get out of bed let alone experience life passionately and purposefully.  I know that we were created to live deliberately, not postponing joy for some time in the future, but how do … Read More

Chicks Night Out and Hospice

After Donnie died I was lost and didn’t know how to be happy or laugh again.  A few years later I started the group “Chicks Night Out” and it’s become a great social get together for all the ladies who … Read More

Memories Can Never Be Stolen

Life isn’t about “things” – “things” don’t come to your funeral. This past weekend I cleaned out the cottage so I could close it up for the winter. You would think that it would get easier but it doesn’t. It … Read More

True Friends

Nervous anticipation fluttered through me when I socialized the first year after Donnie’s death.  I remember one particular evening out with some friends and their husbands.  It was the first couple time with them without Donnie and I worried that I … Read More

How To Have Victory Over The Negatives

It’s hard to be positive when your grieving, but how you respond to your loss is totally up to you.  When negative thoughts about life and people start to take control, interrupt them and recall instead your good memories and the … Read More

Can You Learn To Love Change?

Years have passed since I became a widow, a change I did not see coming.  In truth I never liked change and never went looking for it.  I’ve worked for the same organization for thirty six years and was married … Read More

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