It was the second July since my husband John's suicide and my first July living in San Diego. My best friend since teenage-hood, Lynnette and I were desperate to get away from our five children. We had recently become roommates and drink-as-we-might to blend our two single-mom families into one, ...
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The man i didn’t want - A Widow's Love Story January 2008 in the heart of the winter, that is when he came into my life - the man I didn’t want. My heart frozen in time, hardened like the ice that cascaded and seemed to cover everything around me. ...
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My birthday month. Sometimes fun. And sometimes tough. It was the summer of 2002. We started dating in June. July, the month I fell in love with you. After one year together, and eight long years apart. We started talking again via email and text. We knew right away. Always ...
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  The difficult detail when explaining yourself on days when grief appears is figuring out where to start. I was married but now I’m not. Or am I? He died three and a half years ago, so I’m not. But for others, it’s a judgment only one person can truly ...
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To the widow who feels aged, out-of-date or useless in the dating game: You're not alone and here are a few tips that I've developed specifically for you... You’ve grieved long enough and cried enough tears to age yourself twenty years. You may be in your tenth year of widowhood or ...
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I asked everyone to leave the room. They said that we only had an hour left and I wanted the last hour to be ours. I got into bed with her and slowly put my hand on her arm. I was scared. I remembered that day just over eight years ...
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Hearing something a hundred times isn’t better than seeing it once - Chinese proverb. It’s been five years since my husband passed away but honestly, it still feels like five days. It still feels like I’m still sitting in the front row of the funeral home staring intensely at his ...
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I have battled with losing my father since the age of 6. At 43 I finally worked up enough courage to share how losing him infected my life. I want to share a letter that I wrote him once I finished writing my book " A Little Girl Broken." I ...
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