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: widowsofhope5k.racewire.com