Etta James is known for this song, it was recorded on November 15, 1960. This song has been recorded by seven different artists over the years. It is still listed today as one of the top wedding songs. Beyoncé sung this song as President Barack and Michelle Obama danced their first dance at the Inaugural Ball. I am sure that many of you have heard this song at a wedding, or played on your wedding day. Hearing those words “At last my love has come along, my lonely days are over, and life is like a song oh yeah, yeah”.

As you look at your bride or your groom I’m sure it made your heart smile and makes you remember why you proposed, and why your answer was “yes”. At last we have the love that we have dreamed of, our true love. We have found a dream that we can call our own, true happiness.

At last our love has come along and we can start building that life that we always hoped for because at last the skies above are misty blue. The thing that I wish that at last prepared us for, that at last prepared me for was the night that my world went from misty blue, to black.

The night that my love left me a widow at 43 years old. Two words we do not hear or talk about is widow and widower. Our hearts will never prepare us for the pain of living without a spouse, it is not like planning a birthday party where you are all excited picking out decorations and smiling. Instead you are you are picking out their final attire, and trying to imagine what life is going to be like without our heart wrapped up in clovers.

We are never prepared for the unexpected, but because life happens we have to learn how to live without the person who when we smiled the spell was cast and at that moment we knew that they were ours “At Last”.

Learning to live with our At Last is not easy the pain never goes away it just softens over time. Just keep moving forward each day embracing the memories and the times that you shared with your At Last.

** Mark your calendars!

Hope For Widows Foundation’s annual virtual event has returned on Saturday, April 2, and Sunday, April 3, 2022! Anyone can join! Whether you are a widow, widower, or a friend/family member showing support or walking in the loss of another family member, everyone is welcome to participate. The proceeds will directly support widows through the annual financial Restoring Hope and Peace Grants, Sunshine Boxes program, and Bring Hope Holiday Assistance Program. Do you have or know a business that would like to sponsor? That’s an option too! To register and frequently asked questions- please go here:


Jamie Foster resides in Daphne, Alabama with her daughter and two grand puppies. On January 10, 2019 at 10:30 p.m. her life was shattered as the man that God kept for her suffered a heart attack in his sleep. A fairytale that began so beautifully just three years prior ended in tragedy. She made a statement two years before she started dating Rev. Kenneth Foster, as he preached a sermon at her church. She said to a friend, “I am going to marry Rev. Foster one day, and make him a very good wife”. Two years later, after about 4 dinner dates, Kenneth told her; that God showed him that she was his wife. They married a few months later on November 28, 2015. In three years, they lived out their wedding vows richer, poorer, sickness, health, and till death do us part.

She never imagined that she could feel so much pain in her entire body!! The love of her life the man she prayed for is now gone. She immediately began to question everything she knew, everything she believed in.

After Kenneth’s death, she had nothing else to hold on to but the Faith that they talked about, the Faith that he preached about. The road is a difficult one, but she pushes forward. On this journey, she has come in contact with women all over the world who share the same grief and the same pain that she does. She started to find comfort and joy in knowing that others understood her heartache and pain.

In 2021, she left her full-time job to focus on her Mental Health. She became the CEO of Foster & Foster H.R. Solutions, an Independent Insurance Agent, a blogger of Foundation of Truths, a Motivational Speaker, and she is penning the pages to a book that is long overdue.

Jamie always knew that her gift, was her powerful voice and she is walking in her purpose. It is to help encourage, motivate, inspire, and lift up all of her fellow sisters as we are all on this journey together. She lives each day no matter how hard, by the words of Jeremiah 29:11 “I know the plans he has for me”.